Throat Injury May Prevent Tsarnaev From Talking

Unnamed official tells CNN

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 20, 2013 10:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Dzhokar Tsarnaev remains in "serious but stable condition" at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, according to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, who today noted the Boston bombing suspect is "not yet able to communicate." What's unclear is if he'll ever be able to: CNN spoke with an unnamed official who says Tsarnaev sustained a throat injury that may prevent him from talking. Another official noted he was "intubated and sedated." After Tsarnaev is charged, federal public defenders will represent him, the AP reports. (Click for more on Tsarnaev's capture.)

This photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
This photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.   (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation)
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