Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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Tsarnaev Tried to Make a Deal in Order to Save His Life

Boston Marathon bomber promised 'certain kinds of cooperation'

(Newser) - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev tried to make a deal to save his life but prosecutors turned him down, according to newly unsealed court documents. The documents state that in the course of plea negotiations, Tsarnaev "offered to provide certain kinds of cooperation and assistance" and a guilty plea... More »

Al-Qaeda: 'Gravest Consequences' if US Executes Tsarnaev

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death last year

(Newser) - The leader of al-Qaeda is threatening the US with the "gravest consequences" if Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is executed, the Guardian reports. "If the US administration kills our brother the hero Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or any Muslim, [it] will bring America's nationals the gravest consequences," Ayman al-Zawahri... More »

Judge to Tsarnaev: No New Trial

Instead, he's ordered to pay $101M

(Newser) - A federal judge on Friday rejected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev 's bid for a new trial and ordered him to pay victims of the deadly attack more than $101 million in restitution. The restitution order, issued by Judge George O'Toole Jr., is seen as largely symbolic because... More »

Tsarnaev Juror Changes Mind About Death Penalty

He didn't know 8-year-old victim's parents opposed it

(Newser) - During the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, jurors saw and heard heartbreaking testimony about the final moments of 8-year-old Martin Richard, the youngest person killed in the Boston Marathon bombing. What they didn't hear about was the fact that Martin's parents didn't want Tsarnaev to get the death... More »

Tsarnaev Finally Speaks

He apologizes, and judge makes death sentence official

(Newser) - He's sorry. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev finally spoke publicly today about his role in the Boston Marathon bombing, admitting his guilt in court and apologizing to the victims and their families. “I am sorry for the lives I have taken, for the suffering I have caused, and for the terrible... More »

10 Tough Things the Victims Said to Tsarnaev

Relatives, survivors have their say before sentencing

(Newser) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due to be sentenced to death today, but survivors and victims' relatives were given a chance to address the court beforehand. Some examples, from the AP , WBUR , and the Boston Globe :
  • Bill Richard: “He chose to do nothing to prevent all of this from happening,"
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One Last Tsarnaev Question to Be Answered Today

Boston bomber will be sentenced to death—but will he speak?

(Newser) - A nun says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev expressed remorse, while prosecutors played video of him giving the finger to a security camera. But today, secondhand narratives and hand gestures may give way to words straight out of the Boston Marathon bomber's mouth during his sentencing, NBC News reports. Although defense lawyers... More »

Man Under Terror Surveillance Killed in Boston

Also: Tsarnaev friend gets 6 years

(Newser) - Two prominent terror-related stories out of Boston today:
  • Suspect killed: A police officer and an FBI agent shot and killed a man who had been under surveillance as a terror suspect this morning, reports the Boston Globe . The man identified as Usaama Rahim pulled a "military-style" knife when confronted
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Here's What Happens Next to Tsarnaev

He's now the 62nd person on federal death row

(Newser) - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by lethal injection yesterday, making him the 62nd person on federal death row. But he won't be executed for years—maybe decades—as the appeals process runs its course. Here's the timeline:
  • Sentencing hearing: Judge George O'Toole Jr.
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Tsarnaev Victim: It's an 'Eye for an Eye'

Injured woman hopes decision finally brings closure

(Newser) - One of the reactions to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's death penalty sentence in heavy circulation comes from Sydney Corcoran, who was severely injured in the attack and whose mother lost both her legs. Her tweet :
  • “My mother and I think that NOW he will go away and we will be
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Death Penalty for Tsarnaev

Verdict comes after 14 hours of deliberations in Boston Marathon bombing trial

(Newser) - Jurors have decided that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will die for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing. The decision to give the 21-year-old the death penalty came after 14 hours of deliberations. The appeals process could drag on for years, however. The AP reports that Tsarnaev showed little reaction to the... More »

Tsarnaev's Fate in Jury's Hands

Attorneys spar in closing arguments of Boston Bomber's trial

(Newser) - Now Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's fate is up to the jury: either life in prison or the death sentence. Attorneys made their closing arguments today in the sentencing phase of Tsarnaev's trial, with prosecutors focusing on the carnage he helped inflict and defense attorneys on his reported remorse, the Boston ... More »

Nun in Tsarnaev Trial: 'His Voice Had Pain in It'

Sister Helen Prejean testifies in Boston Marathon Bomber trial

(Newser) - A Roman Catholic nun grabbed the spotlight today in the sentencing phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's high-profile trial, the Boston Globe reports. "He said emphatically, 'No one deserves to suffer like they did,'" said Sister Helen Prejean about a visit with Tsarnaev. She... More »

Dead Man Walking Nun to Testify at Tsarnaev Trial

As debate turns to what Boston bomber could expect at Colorado's Supermax

(Newser) - The nun and death-penalty foe behind Dead Man Walking is due to testify in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sentencing trial today and defense attorneys hope she portrays the death penalty as an unjust punishment for the 21-year-old. Sister Helen Prejean, who developed a close relationship with Louisiana death row inmate Patrick... More »

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Finally Cries

As his 64-year-old aunt briefly took the stand today

(Newser) - "Showed no emotion" was a phrase often repeated in media reports throughout the first phase of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial. That changed today. The Boston Marathon bomber "appeared to break down" as his 64-year-old aunt took the stand, the Globe reports; she's one of five relatives... More »

Defense Lawyer: Boston Bomber Was a 'Good Kid'

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev led astray by volatile older brother Tamerlan: attorney

(Newser) - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers pleaded with a jury today to spare his life, portraying him as "a good kid" led down the path to terrorism by his increasingly fanatical older brother. During the defense's opening statement of the penalty stage of Tsarnaev's trial, attorney... More »

Tsarnaev Family, Minus Mom, Arrives in US

Prosecution closes with video of dying boy

(Newser) - The family of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has arrived in Boston—and they may be called upon to help save his life. The defense in the penalty phase of the Boston Marathon bomber's trial begins on Monday and some of his relatives may testify, the Boston Globe reports. Tsarnaev has two... More »

Tsarnaev Defense Revisits His Middle Finger

Lawyer contends gesture wasn't as sinister as prosecution alleges

(Newser) - Jurors deciding whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will live or die are suddenly being asked to pay a lot of attention to an image of him flipping the bird. Yesterday, prosecutors showed jurors the image, taken from video in his jail cell three months after the bombing, and cast it as the... More »

Tsarnaev Flips Off Camera in Photo Shown to Jury

It was taken just 3 months after attack; prosecutors call him 'unrepentant'

(Newser) - Prosecutors opened the death-penalty phase of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial in memorable fashion: with a photo of the bomber flipping off a security camera in his jail cell just a few months after the attack. (The photo hasn't been made public, though WBUR posted a sketch on Twitter here... More »

Tsarnaev's Fate to Be Decided: 5 Things to Know

The sentencing phase begins today in Boston

(Newser) - Today marks the start of the second phase of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial in federal court, in which a jury will determine whether he should be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison with no chance of parole. What you need to know:
  1. How this
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