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Cops Who Caught Tsarnaev Can Learn From Mistakes

They were brave, yes, but not error-free: Thomas Gagen

(Newser) - It's appropriate to remember the heroism of police as we honor the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings—but it's also important to acknowledge, and learn from, the mistakes officers made as they searched for the Tsarnaev brothers in Watertown a year ago, writes Thomas Gagen in the... More »

Meet the 'Artist' Behind Boston's Bomb Hoax

Kevin Edson, aka Kayvon Edson, posted strange meme jokes about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

(Newser) - Police have identified the man suspected of planting a fake bomb near the finish line of the Boston Marathon last night, and he is … something else. His name is Kevin Edson, according to the AP . A barefoot Edson approached the finish line last night wearing a black veil over... More »

What Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Can, Can't Do in Prison

No speaking to inmates; little outdoor time

(Newser) - A year to the day after the Boston Marathon bombings, Boston is mourning —and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is awaiting trial. The New York Times offers a look inside the medical facility where he is being held under federally-approved "special administrative measures." The rules apply to prisoners who are... More »

Boston Marks a Somber Anniversary

Marathon audience expected to double this year

(Newser) - Today marks one year since two bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed three people, injured hundreds, and horrified the nation, and the city is preparing for a week of commemorations—including this year's marathon, which will go ahead on Monday under tight security.
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Russia Didn't Reveal Tsarnaev Phone Call to FBI

Per a source, inspector general's report finds FBI 'did all that it could'

(Newser) - An inspector general's report has concluded Russia withheld information on Tamerlan Tsarnaev that could have very likely led the FBI to more carefully investigate him—two years before the Boston Marathon bombing, the New York Times reports. Though Russian officials did share details on Tsarnaev in 2011 regarding his... More »

Tsarnaev Tried to Change His Name Before Bombing

Wanted to honor rebel fighter from Dagestan

(Newser) - On Jan. 23, 2013, less than three months before the Boston Marathon bombings, Tamerlan Tsarnaev was ready to reinvent himself. He applied that day to change his first name to "Muaz," in honor of a rebel from Russia's Dagestan republic who was killed by Russian forces in... More »

Feds: Tsarnaev Loses Cool, Makes Damaging Remark

FBI agent overhears it while Dzhokhar was visiting with sister

(Newser) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reportedly lost his temper during a jail visit and made a self-incriminating remark, reports the Boston Globe . Federal prosecutors aren't saying what the remark was, describing it only as a "statement to his detriment" that was overhead by an FBI agent. It came while Tsarnaev was... More »

Tsarnaev Gets a Trial Date

It's Nov. 3

(Newser) - His lawyers wanted more time, but a federal judge thought that Nov. 3 is time enough. That's the trial date that was today set by Judge George O'Toole Jr. for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev's lawyers had been gunning for a trial date no earlier... More »

Feds Want Death for Tsarnaev

US will seek death penalty for alleged Boston bomber

(Newser) - The Justice Department will seek the death penalty in its case against alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Eric Holder announced today. "The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision," the attorney general said in a statement . The decision is not exactly... More »

Tamerlan Tsarnaev Heard Voices: Report

Results of 5-month investigation published

(Newser) - The Boston Globe yesterday published the results of its five-month investigation that delved into Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and the very first line of the 18,000-word piece presents an attention-grabbing claim: That Tamerlan "started hearing the voice as a young man. ... It frightened him, as the voice inside... More »

Tsarnaev 'Participated' in Triple Murder: Dead Friend

Ibragim Todashev made statement just before he was shot: documents

(Newser) - Before he was killed by the FBI in a bizarre incident , Ibragim Todashev told agents that his friend Tamerlan Tsarnaev was indeed linked to a 2011 triple murder , according to papers filed by federal prosecutors in a Boston court on Monday. "According to Todashev, Tamerlan Tsarnaev participated in the... More »

Tsarnaev Seeks Better Prison Conditions

Lawyers call them unduly harsh for marathon bombing suspect

(Newser) - Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge today to lift restrictions placed on him in prison, arguing that the conditions are overly harsh, have left him nearly totally isolated, and are impairing their ability to defend him. Tsarnaev's lawyers said in a motion filed in... More »

New Photos Emerge of Tsarnaev Capture

'Boston Magazine' releases more from state police photographer

(Newser) - Dramatic new photos show the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, his face bloodied, climbing out of a boat in a suburban backyard as police officers wait for him to drop to the ground. The images were among those a state police officer provided last month to Boston Magazine, which published some... More »

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Took Bullet to the Face

Court documents released yesterday detail his injuries

(Newser) - When Dzhokhar Tsarnaev emerged from the boat he had been hiding in, he was bloodied, and now we very clearly know why. Court documents released yesterday detail his specific injuries, the most serious of which was a gunshot wound to the face that ripped into his ear and fractured his... More »

Tsarnaev's Buddies Deny Obstructing Justice

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friends did nothing wrong, lawyers say

(Newser) - Two friends of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect have pleaded not guilty to disposing of evidence from his college dormitory room. Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov were arraigned today in federal court on charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice. Prosecutors say the 19-year-olds from Kazakhstan tried to thwart the... More »

Tsarnaev's Buddies Indicted for Allegedly Hiding Evidence

Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov accused of ditching fireworks

(Newser) - Two of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's former college buddies were formally indicted today for allegedly helping the Boston Marathon bombing suspect ditch evidence. Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, both 19 years old, were charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstruction of justice, the Boston Globe reports. When they were first... More »

Tsarnaevs Swayed by Brain-Damaged Conspiracy Buff?

Suspects befriended Donald Larking, who gave them far-right reading

(Newser) - Did a brain-damaged American help turn the Boston bombing suspects against the US? The far-right and conspiracy theorist publications found in Tamerlan Tsarnaev's apartment appear to have been supplied by an elderly man befriended by the brothers through their mother's job as a home health aide, the Wall ... More »

Tsarnaev's Library: 'Hitler Had a Point,' Mass Killings

Older brother was reading up on drones, Gitmo

(Newser) - Tamerlan Tsarnaev 's library was full of far-right reading material ranging from white supremacist tracts to writings on "the rape of our gun rights," the BBC reports after speaking to friends of Tsarnaev and his brother, Dzhokhar. "Hitler had a point," read one piece.... More »

Tsarnaev Doubles Sales of Rolling Stone

Boycott no match for the controversial issue

(Newser) - Further proof that a good furor can gin up business: Despite a boycott that saw some retailers yank the issue from shelves, Rolling Stone's "Boston Bomber" cover featuring Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a hit on newsstands, selling twice as many issues as usual, Ad Week reports. The mag unloaded... More »

Facebook Group Rallies for Cop Who Leaked Tsarnaev Pics

Petition urges officials to let Sean Murphy keep working

(Newser) - A Massachusetts police officer's leak of gruesome Dzhokhar Tsarnaev photos got him suspended, with hearings—possibly this week—set to determine his future. Now, supporters are gathering on Facebook to urge authorities to let Sean Murphy keep his job, the Los Angeles Times reports. "He did what I... More »

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