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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]