Lawyer Judy Clarke is tasked with convincing a jury not to sentence convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death. A preview of her strategy can be seen in the 1995 case of a mother who drowned her children.
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The report on the law enforcement response to the April 2013 attacks in Boston was published Friday. Check back here for developments.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers called only four witnesses in their attempt to convince the jury that his older brother Tamerlan masterminded the April 2013 attacks.
After calling 92 witnesses over 15 days, the government rested its case against 21-year-old defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing trial. Now it is the defense’s turn to present its case. Here are eight key moments from the trial.
The prosecution called 92 witnesses over 15 days of testimony, closing its case with Boston’s chief medical examiner describing the death of 8-year-old Martin Richard.
Jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial were shown a surveillance video that shows Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev coming and going from a New Hampshire gun range less than one month before the attacks.
Stephen Silva told the jury on Tuesday that he provided the Ruger handgun that the Tsarnaevs used to kill an MIT cop, carjack another man, and face off against the Watertown police following the Boston Marathon bombings.
The jury in the Boston bombing trial viewed the entire boat that defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hid in during the four-day manhunt.
Here’s the complete video and 911 call from Dun Meng, the man carjacked by the Tsarnaev brothers after the Boston bombing.
Dun Meng told jurors about bolting out of the SUV at a gas station as one of the Tsarnaev brothers tried to grab him.
The video was shown at the trial of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. A redacted version that didn’t show the shooting was released to media on Wednesday.
Surveillance footage along the marathon route played in court Monday – and never seen before – showed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev leaving a spot right before a bomb detonated.
Bill Richard, father of the youngest person killed at the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, testified Thursday at the trial of accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Just hours after testifying at the Boston Marathon bombing trial, Rebekah Gregory posted a letter to the accused bomber on her Facebook page. “Dear Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, my name is Rebekah Gregory. We don’t really know each other and never will. “
The father of Martin Richard, the boy who died in the bombing, testified on the second day of the Tsarnaev trial. BuzzFeed News’ Mike Hayes is reporting from the courthouse in Boston.
The judge in the Boston Marathon bombing trial has denied suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s request to have conspiracy theorists and demonstrators banned from outside the courthouse.
Lawyers say the popularity of the photos show that suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can’t get a fair trial in Boston.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense team are using nasty tweets and Facebook posts to discredit possible jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.
The slow pace of jury selection will push back the timeline in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s mass murder trial. His lawyers filed a third motion to move the trial out of Boston to ensure “indifferent jurors.”
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers had tough follow-up questions for possible jurors on day three of individual questioning in the Boston bombing trial.
His attorneys filed a motion to delay jury selection in the trial of the accused Boston bomber, citing “extraordinary prejudice flowing” from the events in France. The judge denied the motion on Wednesday.
Khairullozhon Matanov, 24, a friend of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who allegedly met and spoke with the brothers multiple times during the week of the Boston bombing, pleaded guilty to misleading investigators.
Jurors for the trial against the accused Boston Marathon bomber will be selected from 1,200 people. BuzzFeed News reporter Mike Hayes is at the courthouse.
Jury selection in Boston Marathon bombing trial starts Monday.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in federal court in Boston for the final hearing before his death penalty trial starts in January.
The Boston Marathon bombing suspect’s lawyers asked for the trial to be moved to Washington, D.C., citing “an overwhelming presumption of guilt.”
“The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision,” the attorney general says.
A friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev told investigators that Tsarnaev participated in the 2011 triple murder, according to a government court filing.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been in prison since his arrest April 19, following the Boston Marathon bombings.