Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Indicted on 30 Counts
Some carry death penalty; he also scrawled anti-US messages on boat
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 27, 2013 1:00 PM CDT
A file photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.   (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)

(Newser) – A federal grand jury has returned a 30-count indictment against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev—and 17 of the charges could bring life in prison or the death penalty. Among them: using a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a place of public use, resulting in death. Dzhokhar and older brother Tamerlan allegedly set off two pressure-cooker bombs at the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 260. They are also accused of killing an MIT police officer, and the indictment covers that case, too.

The indictment also sheds more details on what the 19-year-old wrote on the inside of the boat in which he was captured. Among other things: "The U.S. Government is killing our innocent civilians," "'I can't stand to see such evil go unpunished" and "We Muslims are one body you hurt one you hurt us all."

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Jul 2, 2013 2:20 PM CDT
Average Americans ask "Why did they want to be here? Why not ? I ask. They have a good friend.The Muslim Brotherhood's full intent is to infiltrate and destroy the country from the inside through immigration by any means, and through imposturing through political legitimacy. They have declared a 100 year Jihad by this means. Try reading "The Project" by the Muslim Brotherhood, (pages 18-24, I believe) written in Switzerland by the leader's brother and you will see why:"I will always stand by the Muslims."- President Barack Obama
Jun 29, 2013 11:43 PM CDT
I can understand the empathy the brothers felt with the Muslim nations we are waging war against. But why did they remain here? If they hated the U.S. and felt marginalized as Muslims, they should've moved to an Islamic nation.
Jun 28, 2013 1:54 PM CDT
Maybe we'd get some truth on the matter if the 2 seasoned FBI agents didn't shoot Ibragim Todashev 7 times including once in the head. You know, the key witness who was unarmed. FBI claimed that he stabbed one of the agents with a knife but later had to retract those false statements.