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Attorneys for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ask to be replaced for appeal

The lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked to be replaced during the appeals process for the Boston Marathon bomber, according to published reports.Two members of the team of lawyers, which were appointed to Tsarnaev following his 2013 arrest, filed a motion on Wednesday in the U.S. Court of...

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 7:35am

Tsarnaev lawyers file appeal of Boston Marathon bombing conviction

Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev filed an appeal on Friday of his conviction on murder and other charges related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, court papers show.The motion, filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, also asks the court to overturn the death sentence...

Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 1:04am

Judge rejects bid for new trial for Boston Marathon bomber

A U.S. District Judge rejected on Friday a request for a new trial for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, saying that the issues his attorneys raised in their request one had been resolved prior to his trial last year.Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by lethal injection on June 24...

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 5:48pm

Man who loaned gun to Boston Marathon bombers to be sentenced

A man who lent the Boston Marathon bombers the gun they used to kill a police officer three days after the 2013 attack is due in court on Tuesday to be sentenced for drug and firearms charges.Stephen Silva was not accused of playing any role in the April 15, 2013, bombing, which killed three people...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 10:29pm

Boston Marathon bombing survivor dies from sudden illness

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Kevin White, who suffered a concussion and perforated eardrum because of the explosion that left six dead and about 280 others injured, has died after contracting a sudden illness, reports said.White, 37, was at the Boston Marathon finish line when the two bombs...

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 12:38am

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber argue for new trial

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge on Tuesday to hold a new trial for their client, citing a Supreme Court decision that a U.S. law stiffening sentences for crimes committed while in possession of a gun was overly broad.Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by lethal...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 11:59pm

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber to argue for new trial

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are due in court on Tuesday to seek a new trial for their client, who was sentenced to death in June for the 2013 bomb attack that killed three people and injured more than 260.U.S. District Judge George O'Toole agreed last month to hear defense...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 7:48pm

Boston Marathon bombing survivor's prosthetic dancing leg lost by airline

Boston Marathon bombing survivor and professional dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis claimed American Airlines lost her luggage, which contained prosthetic leg parts, but the airline now says her luggage has been found after she took to social media.Haslet-Davis lost her lower left leg in the April 2013...

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 9:49pm

Jamaica Plain woman sentenced for One Fund fraud

A Jamaica Plain woman pleaded guilty Friday to lying about being a victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing to bilk a charity and local school out of money.Joanna Leigh was sentenced to one year in a house of corrections, suspended for a three-year probabtionary term. Leigh was indicted in March...

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 12:37am

Massachusetts man, 23, charged in alleged bomb plot for Islamic State

The FBI nabbed the son of a Boston police captain on the Fourth of July, and charged him with plotting an ISIS-inspired terrorist attack after he bought two pistols and two rifles from a confidential informant working with the Western Mass. Joint Terrorism Task Force.“The reasons why individuals...

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 2:32pm

Massachusetts Guardsman awarded first ever Soldier's Medal for heroism

When bombs tore through Boylston Street on April 15, 2013, the city of Boston showed the world the meaning of compassion and brevity when strangers rushed to the aid of those wounded in the blasts.There were those who ran into the heart of utter havoc to help the afflicted while crowds fled in...

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 4:02pm

No legal advantage for Tsarnaev to finally speak at sentencing, experts say

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will have the opportunity to address the court on Wednesday before he is formally sentenced to death but the question is, will he take the opportunity to speak?The 21-year-old convicted terrorist has yet to publicly open his mouth following his arrest for the heinous bombing that...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 1:34am

Boston Marathon bomber friend sentenced to six years

Dias Kadyrbayev, the friend of Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev, was sentenced to six years in solitary confinement for conspiracy and obstruction of justice on Tuesday morning.He will be deported back to his homeland of Kazakhstan following his release.Kadyrbayev was sentenced for removing a...

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 1:04pm

Tsarnaev case far from finish line

A federal jury on Friday chose death by lethal injection for the Boston Marathon bomber, and though the decision brought closure to those affected by the devastating 2013 attack, the saga’s end is far from near.The jury’s decision doesn’t necessarily mean Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, will face imminent...

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 2:29am

Jury decides on death penalty on some counts for Tsarnaev

The jury has reached a decision on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sentence. Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death on some of the 17 counts against him, but not all.Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement, "We know all too well that no verdict can heal the souls of those who lost the loved ones, nor...

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 12:16am

Defense rests in death-penalty phase of Boston bombing trial

Attorneys for the convicted Boston Marathon bomber on Monday rested their case that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of release rather than death for his role in April 15, 2013 attack.A federal jury last month found Tsarnaev, 21, guilty of killing three...

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 10:42am

Will 'Dead Man Walking' nun Helen Prejean testify for Boston bomber?

The defense team fighting against the death penalty for the convicted Boston Marathon bomber may call on famed death penalty opponent Sister Helen Prejean, the “Dead Man Walking" nun portrayed by Susan Sarandon in the 1995 film.Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyer is Judy Clarke, a pitbull attorney who has...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 6:38am

Missed Connection fail: Boston Marathoner seeks guy she kissed; hears back from his wife

Barbara Tatge’s first Boston Marathon sure was eventful.First, there was a mid-marathon kiss with a stranger, then a viral search, and finally a letter from the guy's wife.Tatge, a cancer survivor from Tennessee, made good on her daughter’s bet while running the race last month: she found an...

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 1:29pm

Counseling available for bomber trial jurors

Jurors in the Marathon Bombing trial will have access to mental health counseling following the lengthy federal death penalty trial against convicted terrorist Dzhokar Tsarnaev.US District Judge George O’Toole will make services available to the 18 jurors provided under the federal Employee...

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 5:33pm

Still 'Collier Strong'

Hundreds gathered at the North Court on the MIT campus in Cambridge Wednesday to honor the life of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier and celebrate “Collier Strong” at the unveiling of a large granite memorial on Wednesday.Collier was shot and killed on the night of April 18, 2013, three days after...

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 9:10pm