BOSTON (Reuters) – Convicted murderer and former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges that he shot a man prosecutors believe witnessed a 2012 double homicide of which Hernandez is also accused.
Hernandez, 25, was sentenced last month to life in prison for the June 2013 murder of an acquaintance, Odin Lloyd, whose body was found in a North Attleborough, Massachusetts, industrial park not far from the former New England Patriots tight end’s home.
BOSTON (Reuters) – The now-defunct Massachusetts pharmacy behind a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed at least 64 people will pay out $200 million to its victims and creditors under a bankruptcy reorganization plan approved on Tuesday.
The New England Compounding Center also sickened about 750 people across the United States three years ago by shipping steroids typically used to treat back pain despite being aware that the drugs were contaminated with fungal meningitis, according to federal prosecutors.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Backers of Boston’s embattled bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games on Monday defended the proposal against criticism that it will saddle the city with debt, saying new international guidelines will help lower costs.
The U.S. Olympic Committee in January passed up bigger cities including Los Angeles and Washington to pick Boston as the nation’s bid for the 2024 Summer Games but its choice immediately came under fire by city residents and elected officials who worried taxpayers would be left to foot much of the proposed $9.5 billion cost of the event.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by a U.S. jury on Friday for helping carry out the 2013 attack that killed three people and wounded 264 others in the crowds at the race’s finish line.
After deliberating for 15 hours, the federal jury chose death by lethal injection for Tsarnaev, 21, over its only other option: life in prison without possibility of release.
BOSTON (Reuters) – A U.S. jury on Friday sentenced Boston
Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for helping to carry
out the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured 264 at
the world-renowned race, taking 15 hours to reach a decision.
The federal jury chose death by lethal injection for
Tsarnaev, 21, over its only other option: life in prison without
possibility of release.
BOSTON (Reuters) – The jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial on Friday reached a verdict on whether or not Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man convicted of the attack, should be sentenced to death or to life in prison, court officials said.
The decision, reached during the jury’s third day of deliberations, will be read out in court later on Friday.
, (Reuters) – The 1.5 million people expected to pack into Philadelphia this fall for Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States will fill the city’s hotels, motels and Patricia Hughey’s spare rooms.
Hughey and her husband are among the more than 1,000 Philadelphia-area households who have signed up to host visitors attending a September summit on families organized by the Roman Catholic church, which will come at the start of the week of Francis’ visit to the United States.
BOSTON (Reuters) – The jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial on Wednesday began deliberating whether to sentence Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death or to life in prison for the 2013 attack that killed three people and injured 264.
Federal prosecutors wrapped up their case by arguing that the 21-year-old ethnic Chechen was a terrorist who wanted to punish America in one of the highest-profile attacks on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors and lawyers for the Boston Marathon bomber are set to make their final arguments on Wednesday on whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be sentenced to death or to life in prison without possibility of release for the 2013 attack.
Following closing statements, the same jury that last month found the 21-year-old ethnic Chechen guilty of killing three people and injuring 264 in one of the highest-profile attacks on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001 will begin deliberations on Tsarnaev’s fate.
BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday rejected a claim by the Boston Marathon bomber’s lawyers that they had not proven that the death of the attack’s youngest victim took a heavy enough toll on his family to influence a jury to sentence bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death.
The prosecution’s statement, in a filing in U.S. District Court in Boston, comes a day before the two sides are to give their closing arguments. After those arguments, the same jury that found the 21-year-old ethnic Chechen guilty of killing three people in the April 15, 2013, attack begin deliberations on whether to sentence to Tsarnaev to death by lethal injection or to life in prison without possibility of release.