Suspect in Boston Marathon bombing indicted

Suspect in Boston Marathon bombing indicted

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A man looks in Moscow on April 19, 2013, at a computer screen displaying an undated picture the 19-year-old DzhokharTsarnaev posted on his is page in VKontakte, a Russian social media site. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is the subject of a April 19, 2013 manhunt in the Boston area. One of the Boston marathon bombing suspects was killed in a shootout early April 19 as police raced on a house-to-house search for the second, with the entire city placed on lockdown. NBC News reported that the two young men believed to be responsible for Monday's deadly carnage at the finish line of the prestigious race are brothers of Chechen origin who were permanent legal residents of the United States. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

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Posted on June 27, 2013 at 12:56 PM

   BOSTON (AP) -- A federal grand jury has returned a 30-count indictment against the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.
 
   Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) was indicted Thursday on charges including using a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a place of public use, resulting in death.
 
   Three people were killed and more than 260 injured in twin explosions near the finish line of the marathon.
 
   Tsarnaev's older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed following a shootout with police on April 19.
 
   Authorities say the brothers used shrapnel-packed pressure cooker bombs in the bombing. They are also accused of killing an MIT police officer.
 
   The U.S. attorney's office says 17 of the charges against 19-year-old Tsarnaev could bring life in prison or the death penalty.
 

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