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Mark Hughes, a misidentified suspect in the Dallas shooting on Thursday.

The Strange Justice Of A Misidentified Suspect And The Media

Justice must be served, and it must be served quickly. But if nothing else, Mark Hughes’ case shows that in hyper-public tragedies like the Dallas shooting, this noble impulse can become an irrational media chase to find someone to put someone behind bars.

July 8, 2016

Boston Bomber Speaks Out For First Time: ‘I Am Sorry For The Lives I Have Taken’

“I am sorry for the lives I have taken, for the suffering I caused.”

June 24, 2015

Death Penalty For Tsarnaev Hurts Boston

The death penalty for Tsarnaev sentence has eroded a sense of unity — and it goes against national trends

May 19, 2015

Boston Marathon Bomber Is Sentenced To Death

The jury reached their unanimous decision Thursday afternoon.

May 15, 2015

Defense Begins Last Chance To Save Life Of Boston Marathon Bomber Tsarnaev

Hoping to save Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty, lawyers for the convicted Boston Marathon bomber aggressively portrayed his older brother, Tamerlan, as the brains and muscle behind the 2013 terrorist attack.

April 28, 2015

Boston Marathon Bomber’s Lawyers Try To Explain His Crude Gesture

Defense attorneys for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday tried to downplay prosecution claims that their client had shown anger and defiance at the U.S. when he raised his middle finger at a surveillance camera, and said he may instead have been upset or depressed over a conflict with a guard.

April 23, 2015
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Boston Bomber Back In Court, Prosecution Demands Death

Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will return to court for the start of his sentencing trial Tuesday when prosecutors will demand that the American jury condemn the 21-year-old to death.

April 21, 2015

Parents Of Child Killed In Boston Bombings Ask To Drop Death Sentence

The parents of an eight-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon attacks have asked prosecutors to take the death penalty off the table for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. They said instead they want to see him sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.

April 17, 2015

30 For 30: Boston Jury Finds Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Guilty Of All Charges

The jury that had deliberated for around 11 hours in the Boston bombings trial reached a verdict Wednesday.

April 8, 2015
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Prosecution Says Boston Bomber Is As Guilty As His Dead Brother

The federal jury in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is set to begin deliberations after prosecutors and defense lawyers on Monday offered rival narratives over who was to blame for the April 2013 terrorist bombings.

April 7, 2015

Boston Marathon Defense Expected To Call Just Three Witnesses

Defense lawyers in the Boston Marathon bombing trial are expected to close their case Tuesday with just one more witness and send Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s fate to the jury.

March 31, 2015

Boston Marathon Bombing Jury Hears Details Of Boy’s Death

Before resting the government’s case, a somber assistant federal prosecutor methodically told, clinically and legally, the heartbreaking story of a little boy’s death.

March 31, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘Long Mile Home’

The Tsarnaev trial is the latest chapter in a story that begins with ‘Long Mile Home.’

March 15, 2015

Prosecutors Reject Venue Change For Boston Bombing Trial

Boston (AFP) — Prosecutors pushed back against a request by accused Boston Marathon bomber Djokhar Tsarnaev to change the venue of his trial, rejecting his attorneys’ assertions that he cannot get a fair trial here. In a 25-page court filing, prosecutors late Monday dismissed a defense petition seeking to relocate the trial from Boston to […]

August 26, 2014

Friend Of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Found Guilty

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Monday of hindering the FBI investigation into the April 2013 blast by hiding Tsarnaev’s backpack from authorities. Azamat Tazhayakov, convicted in federal court on Boston, now faces up to 20 years in prison and becomes […]

July 21, 2014

Californian Wins Race As Boston Marathon Rebounds

By Michael Muskal and Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times Californian Meb Keflezighi became the first American since 1983 to capture the men’s division of the Boston Marathon, as the city that was knocked to its knees by two bomb blasts last year rebounded Monday. Keflezighi, who began running as a student in San Diego and […]

April 21, 2014

Suspicious Backpacks Left Near Site Of Boston Marathon Finish Line

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times Not a perfect finish for the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. On Tuesday evening, Boston police evacuated Boylston Street near the marathon’s usual finish line and took an unidentified man into custody after two suspicious backpacks were left lying on the street. Shortly before the evacuation, local media posted […]

April 16, 2014

Boston Remembers Marathon Bombing Victims, One Year On

Boston (AFP) – One year after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, the northeastern U.S. city on Tuesday will pay solemn tribute to the victims of the grisly attack that stunned the nation. The solemn ceremonies will take place at the scene of the carnage at one of the world’s nation’s sporting events — in the […]

April 15, 2014

Boston Marathon Bombing Exhibit Seeks To Remember, Heal

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times There are five well-known stages of grief, from denial and anger through bargaining and depression. As the first anniversary of the Boston marathon bombing approaches, the city is moving toward the final stage: acceptance. As part of that process, the city and some private institutions and companies are working […]

March 31, 2014

U.S. Sets November Trial In Boston Bombings

Boston (AFP) – A U.S. judge has set a November trial date for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the chief suspect accused of bombing last year’s Boston marathon, killing three people and wounding 260 others. The trial, which is likely to attract global media interest, will begin on November 3 and could last several months, U.S. District Judge […]

February 13, 2014

Gay NBA Star, Boston Marathon Bombing Victims Invited To State Of The Union Address

WASHINGTON (United States) (AFP) – Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing and openly gay NBA player Jason Collins have been invited to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, the White House said Monday. A statement named Collins and Boston survivors Carlos Arredondo and Jeff Bauman among the first round of invitees to watch […]

January 27, 2014