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Boston Marathon Bomber Files Motion Seeking New Trial

The preliminary motion for a new trial cited a lack of evidence in his trial this spring, according to documents filed in federal court in Massachusetts.

July 6, 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
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Boston Defense Focuses On Tsarnaev’s Troubled Family

The troubled Tsarnaev family is the focus of the defense during the Boston Bombing trial.

May 5, 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

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

Tsarnaevs Might’ve Had Help In Boston Marathon Attack, Prosecutors Say

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that the Tsarnaev brothers may have received help in building the two bombs that exploded at last year’s Boston Marathon, although they did not identify any potential suspects except to suggest the pair were inspired by al-Qaida operatives overseas. In court papers, prosecutors […]

May 22, 2014

Judge: Three Friends Of Boston Bombing Suspect To Be Tried Separately

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Three friends of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be tried separately, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday, while rejecting a defense bid to move the proceedings out of Massachusetts. U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock in Boston ruled on a variety of motions filed on behalf of Azamat […]

May 13, 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

‘We Endure,’ Joe Biden Says At Boston Marathon Memorial

  By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times BOSTON — A memorial for the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings ended Tuesday with a thunderous speech from Vice President Joe Biden, who closed an afternoon highlighting remarks from bombing survivors and dignitaries. “We will never yield, we will never cower, America will never, ever, ever stand down,” […]

April 15, 2014

Victims, Residents Reflect On Boston Marathon Tragedy

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times BOSTON — One year after two pressure-cooker bombs tore through the crowd at the finish line at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 260 others, people throughout the city are pausing to reflect on the day with tributes, prayers, speeches and music. At a private ceremony […]

April 15, 2014

Report Faults FBI Work Before Boston Marathon Attack

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — An inspectors general report released Thursday faulted the FBI for failing to conduct a “more thorough assessment” of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, saying such an investigation might have turned up evidence about his growing embrace of Islamic militancy and his possible threat to the United […]

April 11, 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

Boston Marathon Beefs Up Security With Thousands Of Cops, No-Bag Rule

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times Ask a runner what sets the Boston Marathon apart, and he or she will tell you it’s a people’s race. You run with a herd through a series of towns around Boston and finish downtown to the cheers of a jubilant mob. But now, a year after two bombs […]

March 10, 2014

Continued Strict Prison Conditions Urged For Boston Bombing Suspect

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times BOSTON — Despite the presence of an FBI agent in the room, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev made a “statement to his detriment” while his sister was visiting him in prison, federal prosecutors say. Prosecutors revealed the incident in a filing Friday that argued that special rules governing […]

March 2, 2014