Dzhokar Tsarnaev (FBI)

Tsarnaev indicted on 30 charges

The Boston bombing suspect could receive the death penalty


Associated Press
June 27, 2013 9:59PM (UTC)

BOSTON (AP) — A federal grand jury has returned a 30-count indictment against the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) was indicted Thursday on charges including using a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a place of public use, resulting in death.

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Three people were killed and more than 260 injured in twin explosions near the finish line of the marathon.

Tsarnaev's older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed following a shootout with police on April 19.

Authorities say the brothers used shrapnel-packed pressure cooker bombs in the bombing. They are also accused of killing an MIT police officer.

The U.S. attorney's office says 17 of the charges against 19-year-old Tsarnaev could bring life in prison or the death penalty.


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