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Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wants trial moved to D.C.

The prime suspect in the Boston Marathon attacks has asked a US court to move his trial to Washington, DC claiming he will not be tried fairly in the northeastern city. The April 15, 2013 attacks, which killed three people and injured 264 others, were allegedly planned and carried out…

Judge blocks prosecutors from mentioning loyalty oath in Boston Marathon case

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) – A judge told prosecutors on Wednesday that they may not mention that the accused Boston Marathon bomber is a naturalized citizen as a factor in determining whether he should be executed if convicted of the deadly attack. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is the surviving member of…

Accused Boston bomber’s friend suspected guilt, tossed items, agent says

A friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took a backpack and laptop from the suspect’s dorm room, then threw them away after he began to suspect Tsarnaev had carried out the attack, a federal agent testified on Thursday. Three of Tsarnaev’s college friends face charges of hampering the…

Imprisoned college friends of accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to seek relocation of trial

Lawyers for three friends of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with hampering the investigation into the deadly 2013 blasts are due in court on Tuesday to ask a judge to dismiss the charges or move their upcoming trial out of town. Attorneys for the three men, college friends of…

Boston Marathon bombing suspect asks court to rule out execution

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked a US court to rule out capital punishment for their client, after last month’s botched execution of a US inmate. In documents filed late Wednesday, Tsarnaev’s legal team asked the judge to take the death penalty off the table in…

Boston Marathon bombing suspect’s lawyers ask judge to exclude hospital statements

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) – Lawyers for the accused Boston Marathon bomber on Wednesday asked a judge not to allow statements the defendant made to the FBI while handcuffed to a hospital bed with his jaw wired shut to be read at trial since he did not have an…

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…

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