Archive for April 22, 2013

Boston Bomber Charged with Terrorism Crime of Using Weapon of Mass Destruction

File Photo of Blurred Image of Boston Marathon Terrorist Bombing Suspects

U.S. Magistrate Judge Marrianne Bowler, on Monday, April 22, 2013, held a court hearing in the hospital room of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to inform him that he has been charged with the federal crime of using a weapon of mass destruction, punishable by fine, imprisonment or death. Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen from Massachusetts with origins in Russia and Kyrgyzstan, will be

Terrorist bombings at Boston Marathon, three dead and many maimed or otherwise wounded; investigations underway

Two comparatively small bombs were detonated on a wide urban sidewalk near the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street killing at least three persons, including a child, maiming dozens, and injuring more than 100.  The bombings, within less than a minute of one another, appear to be acts of terrorism and are being investigated as such.  Their lethality apparently was magnified by the close