BOSTON/WASHINGTON, May 1 (Reuters) – Three new suspects were
taken into custody in the investigation of last month’s deadly
Boston Marathon bombing and will face charges of interfering
with the probe, not planning or carrying out the attack, police
and a U.S. law enforcement source said on Wednesday.
Two of the suspects were university classmates of
19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has been criminally charged
with planting homemade pressure-cooker bombs at the marathon
finish line on April 15 along with his older brother, Tamerlan
BOSTON, May 1 (Reuters) – Three additional suspects have
been taken into custody in the investigation of last month’s
deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Boston Police
Department and a U.S. law enforcement source said on Wednesday.
Officials last month accused two ethnic Chechen brothers of
placing homemade pressure-cooker bombs at the finish line of the
marathon on April 15. One died after a gunfight with police
three days after the bombing and the other was captured and
criminally charged before being sent to a prison hospital to
recover from gunshot wounds.
BOSTON (Reuters) – A Democratic Massachusetts lawmaker who has spent more than three decades in Congress will face off against a Republican who is a political novice and former Navy SEAL in the race to fill the state’s open U.S. Senate seat.
Primary voters on Tuesday picked Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez as their candidates in the June 25 special election, the second such race the state has seen in three years.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Voters in Massachusetts on Tuesday go to the polls to pick the Democratic and Republican contenders for the state’s open seat in the U.S. Senate, after campaigns that were briefly suspended by the Boston Marathon bombings.
All five candidates, two Democrats and three Republicans, took several days off campaigning after the April 15 attacks, which killed three people and injured 264 others, but they roared back into a more spirited debate last week.
BOSTON, April 26 (Reuters) – Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been moved to a prison medical center from the hospital where he had been held since his arrest a week ago while recovering from gunshot wounds, U.S. officials said on Friday.
The 19-year-old ethnic Chechen, wounded in a night-time shootout with police on April 18 hours after authorities released pictures of him and his older brother as suspects, was formally charged on Monday and could face the death penalty if convicted. His brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died in the shootout.
BOSTON, April 26 (Reuters) – Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been moved to a prison at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, from the hospital where he had been held since his arrest a week ago, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Friday.
The 19-year-old ethnic Chechen, who was badly wounded in an overnight shootout last week with police hours after authorities released pictures of him and his older brother, also a suspect, had previously been held at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where some of the victims were also being treated.
BOSTON/CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Thousands of law enforcement agents from around the United States were to attend a memorial on Wednesday for a university police officer who authorities say was shot dead by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, with Vice President Joe Biden to speak at the ceremony.
The service at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology honours Sean Collier, 26, who police say was killed by brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on campus on Thursday night. Tamerlan, 26, was killed in a separate shootout with police. Dzhokhar, 19, was captured and criminally charged from a hospital bed where he is recovering from gunshot wounds.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Thousands of law enforcement agents from around the country plan to attend a memorial on Wednesday for a campus police officer who authorities say was slain by the accused Boston Marathon bombers, and Vice President Joe Biden is slated to speak at the ceremony.
The service at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology honors 26-year-old Sean Collier, who police say was shot and killed by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the MIT campus on Thursday night.
/BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers grilled top security officials on Tuesday about the handling of the Boston Marathon bombing investigation and why one of the suspects flagged as a possible Islamist radical was not tracked more closely.
FBI officials briefed members of Congress behind closed doors in Washington about the investigation into the April 15 blasts that killed three people and injured 264 others.
BOSTON (Reuters) – As Massachusetts’ top public defender, Miriam Conrad has represented people charged with everything from drug violations to plotting to fly a remote-controlled plane full of explosives into the Pentagon.
Now she takes the highest-profile assignment in her 21 years as a public defender: representing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of using a weapon of mass destruction in last week’s Boston Marathon bombing that resulted in three deaths and 264 injuries. He could face the death penalty.