Tsarnaev on Trial
The long-awaited federal trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has begun. Following delays due to inclement weather, a lengthy jury selection process and multiple requests by the defense for a change of venue, 12 jurors and six alternates are hearing the case. Tsarnaev is accused of detonating twin pressure cooker bombs which killed three people and injured more than 250 at the Boston Marathon in 2013. He faces 30 charges including using a weapon of mass destruction. He is also charged with the murder of an MIT police officer. If convicted Tsarnaev could face the death penalty or life in prison.
From the Archives:
- Triumph, Then Tragedy – A Special Report on the Boston Marathon Bombings
- Slideshow: Triumph, Tragedy at the Marathon
- BU Student Among the Victims
Cameras are not allowed in the courtroom during the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. Here’s a look at scenes inside through the pens of sketch artists. (Sketches by: Art Lien via CNN Newswire, Michael Dwyer, via AP. )
On April 15, 2013, everything changed. On a day that’s normally joyous as triumphant runners cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon, two blasts took lives, injured many others, and shook the city and the nation. Here’s a look back at the extraordinary events of the week through the lenses of Boston University Photojournalism program photographers. Edited by Micaela Bedell.