Boston Marathon bombing suspect charged and will be tried in civilian court

Read the criminal complaint and the affidavit of the FBI agent on the case


The New York Times has reported that the Boston bomb suspect was charged on Monday and will be tried in civilian court:

Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “was charged by federal prosectors as he lay in a bed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center” with “using a weapon of mass destruction that resulted in three deaths, according to documents filed in federal court,” says the New York Times.

“In a criminal complaint unsealed Monday in United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Mr. Tsarnaev was charged with one count of ‘using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction’ against persons and property within the United States resulting in death, and one count of ‘malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device resulting in death.’”


If Tsarnaev is convicted, the charges could carry the death penalty.

Find Maclean’s coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings here. 


Criminal Complaint document against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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