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Surviving Boston Marathon Suspect Faces Questioning, Charges

HeadlineApr 22, 2013

The surviving suspect of the Boston Marathon attack is reportedly being questioned from his hospital bed as he recovers from serious wounds sustained in a gun battle with police. Nineteen-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was detained Friday night after being found hiding inside a boat in a Watertown resident’s backyard. His capture ended a bloody standoff that killed his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, hours before. In addition to carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings that left three dead and over 170 wounded, the brothers are also accused of shooting dead an MIT campus police officer Thursday night. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is reportedly unable to speak, but police say he is communicating through a notepad. Authorities have used a public safety exception to delay reading him his Miranda rights to remain silent and to have an attorney present, a move that’s sparked controversy. A group of Republican lawmakers have also called for him to be held as an “enemy combatant,” but the Obama administration has signaled its intention to try him in civilian court. The Justice Department is expected to bring charges as early as today.

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