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FBI agent will not be charged in fatal shooting during Boston Marathon bombing probe

An FBI agent has been cleared over the fatal shooting of a Chechen-born man being quizzed in connection with last year’s Boston bombing, a law enforcement source said Friday. Mixed martial artist Ibragim Todashev, 27, was shot dead after a violent altercation with investigators following two hours of questioning at…

Judge sets November trial date for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Boston Marathon bombing case

A federal judge has set a November trial date for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the chief suspect accused of bombing last year’s Boston marathon, killing three people and wounding 260 others. The trial, which is likely to attract global media interest, will begin on November 3 and could last several months, U.S.…

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to face trial in November

A US judge on Wednesday set a November trial date for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the chief suspect accused of bombing last year’s Boston marathon, killing three people and wounding 260 others. The trial, which is likely to attract global media interest, will begin on November 3, federal judge George O’Toole ruled…

Attorney General Eric Holder to seek death penalty for accused Boston bomber

The United States is to seek the death penalty for accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev if he is convicted of involvement in the deadly attack, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday. “The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision,” Holder said in a statement…

Three friends of Boston bombing suspect to be arraigned

Three friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be arraigned on Friday on charges of lying to investigators and conspiring to obstruct justice. Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, both 19-year-olds from Kazakhstan, had previously pleaded not guilty to charges of impeding the investigation into the April 15 attack…

Massachusetts state trooper who leaked Boston Marathon suspect photos back on patrol

The Massachusetts state trooper who leaked arrest photos of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect is back on patrol, newly assigned to a remote barracks. A state police spokesman confirmed that Sergeant Sean Murphy has been assigned to the Athol barracks in north-central Massachusetts. The spokesman, David Procopio, said the assignment…

Boston Marathon bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on controversial ‘Rolling Stone’ cover

US magazine Rolling Stone was under fire Wednesday for placing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover, which critics said treats the Boston bombing suspect almost like a pop celebrity. This week’s cover of the publication known for its interviews with rock…  …

Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev to appear in court Wednesday

The shaggy-haired US university student charged with detonating bombs that killed three people at the Boston Marathon makes his first court appearance Wednesday. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will come face-to-face with people injured in two thunderous blasts carried out April 15 with two rigged pressure cookers when he steps into the federal…

Grand jury charges Boston bombing suspect with killing four people and using WMD

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) – A grand jury has indicted accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on charges of killing four people and using a weapon of mass destruction, federal prosecutors in Boston said on Thursday. Tsarnaev, 19, is one of two ethnic Chechen brothers accused of carrying out…

Boston bomber friend released on bail

A 19-year-old friend of accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was ordered free on $100,000 bail Monday as he awaits trial for allegedly lying to investigators probing the attack. Robel Phillipos, whose family emigrated from Ethiopia, was placed under house arrest, where he will be under the custody of his mother.…

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