A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a naive college kid who was prosecuted because he was a “friend of the bomber,” a defense lawyer said Wednesday, while prosecutors told a jury the man was an active participant in a plan to protect Tsarnaev by removing altered fireworks and other items from his dorm room.
Fred Wyshak told jurors that Bulger was “one of the most vicious, violent and calculating criminals ever to walk the streets of Boston.”
The trial of a Wayland man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend went to the jury Tuesday.
A jury has begun deliberations in the corruption trial of former Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the trial of Edward Washington and Dwayne Moore are expected to give closing arguments on Tuesday.
Closing arguments are scheduled for Friday in the corruption trial of former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi and two co-defendants.
Jurors began deliberations in the trial of Christopher Gribble, who has admitted to killing a mother and maiming her daughter during a 2009 home invasion in Mont Vernon.
It is one of New Hampshire’s most infamous murders: a mother slain with a machete in her bed; her 11-year-old daughter survived by playing dead.