Tsarnaev

Orlando shooter calls Boston bomber 'his homeboy'

Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen called Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev his “homeboy” during a conversation with a 911 dispatcher, recently released audio revealed.Mateen, a U.S.-born Muslim opened fire inside the Pulse nightclub June 12 killing 49 workers and club goers in the nation...

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 9:56pm

Orlando shooter had no ties to 'homeboys' Boston Marathon bombers: FBI

The FBI determined the man who opened fire on a crowd of 350 at an Orlando LGBT nightclub Sunday likely made up claims that he had ties to Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.Omar Mateen, 29, carried out the worst mass shooting in U.S. history early Sunday morning at the Pulse...

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 9:13pm

Boston bomber Tsarnaev apologizes

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev broke his silence Wednesday at his formal death sentencing, asking, "Allah to bestow mercy upon those I killed and their families.""I am guilty of the bombing, let there be no lingering question about that," said Tsarnaev. "After the bombing, I learned the...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 7:42pm

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

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

30,000 run Boston Marathon under tight security and swelling pride

The hours before the 8 a.m. start of Monday’s Boston Marathon saw meticulous attention to detail – security and otherwise – as more than 30,000 running enthusiasts readied for the 26.2-mile route.The streets were scrubbed, anti-terror cops were in place, and the glorious finish line was adorned...

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 7:42am

Boston marks somber second anniversary of deadly marathon bombing

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston marked the second anniversary of the deadly attack on its annual marathon on Wednesday with a quiet ceremony at the site where three died, unveiling a pair of banners marked with a heart. Mayor...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 5:33am

Q&A: Boston legal expert weighs in on Tsarnaev guilty verdicts

Suffolk University professor Rosanna Cavallaro teaches criminal law, evidence, professional responsibility and law and literature. She spoke to Metro about a jury finding Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, guilty on 30 counts related to the fatal Boston Marathon bombing and its violent...

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 3:10am

Double amputee recounts bombing: ‘I felt like I was on a rocket’

Graphic, emotional testimony continued Monday in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev , who sat impassive as the survivors of the attack recounted scenes of bloody horror.Jessica Kensky was the first witness to take the stand Monday as the trial entered its third day of...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 12:25am

Boston bomber’s lawyer: ‘It was him’

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev helped carry out the Boston Marathon bombing on at the Boylston Street finish line on April 15, 2013, his attorney told a packed courtroom Wednesday in the opening day of the 21-year old’s trial.“It was him,” attorney Judy Clarke said in her opening statement at the Moakley...

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 5:00am

LIVE COVERAGE: Boston bombing witness breaks down on stand

The Boston Marathon bombing survivors want justice. The city wants solace, and the nation wants answers. Today, just a month shy of the bombing's two-year anniversary, the man accused of carrying out the worst terror attack on US soil since September 11, 2001 will begin to answer for his alleged...

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 6:30pm

Jury selection near end as venue shift considered

Opening statements in the Boston Marathon bombing trial could come as early as next week as the jury selection process nears completion, a federal court official said in a statement.Accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, faces the death penalty if convicted in the 2013 terror attack, which killed...

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 4:07am

Tsarnaev court sketch artist Jane Flavell Collins opens up about colorful career

Bored.If court artist Jane Flavell Collins had to describe the subject of her latest sketches, that’s how she’d describe accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.Over the course of her eclectic career, Collins has become a fixture in area courtrooms, her pad and pastels in hand.“I could...

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 9:03pm

Bombing survivor Michele Mahoney carries onward as trial gets underway

Since twin explosions tore apart her world on April 15, 2013, Michele Mahoney has not only survived, she has flourished.The 27-year-old lost part of her left leg – though she narrowly avoided the loss of her foot – after the Boston Marathon bombing, a terror attack that claimed the lives of three...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 3:46am

Tedious Tsarnaev jury selection stalls with storm

Jury selection entered its fourth day in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston bomber. The federal trial has already been running behind schedule, and Tuesday’s snow is not helping to move matters along.Nearly 200 jurors were questioned by the end of court Monday, a day that was slated...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 3:07am

Experts weigh in as Tsarnaev jury selection stalls, lawyers ask to move trial

As jury selection enters its eighth day, attorneys for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal judge – for the third time – to move the high-profile terror trial out of Boston.In a one-page motion filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Boston, defense attorneys cited the...

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:52pm

Grueling Tsarnaev jury selection carries on ahead of Boston bombing trial

Eighteen prospective jurors were quizzed Tuesday in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as jury selection entered its third week at US District Court in Boston.Many potential jurors have expressed bias or an inability to commit to the demands of the...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 3:05am

Tsarnaev's hipster look courts controversy

His is a face that has been etched into the memories of Bostonians still healing from the devastation caused by the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.From the first images of Dzohkar Tsarnaev on surveillance footage, with a backwards cap and a backpack slung casually over...

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 5:30pm

(UPDATE) Judge denies Tsarnaev request to suspend jury selection in light of Paris attacks

UPDATE - A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected the latest plea by lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to suspend jury selection for his trial due to the recent attacks in Paris.Tsarnaev's attorneys filed papers Tuesday night in federal court seeking to suspend jury selections...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 4:58am

Tsarnaev jury selection to resume Thursday

The second phase of jury selection in the federal Boston Marathon bombing trial is expected to begin Thursday, according to court officials.Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, is charged with carrying out the April 15, 2013 bombing at the Boylston Street finish line of the Boston Marathon.The blasts killed...

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 11:28pm