New York prosecutors have dropped a harassment case against a sister of the Boston Marathon bombers, saying allegations she threatened to “put a bomb” on a perceived romantic rival couldn’t be proved.
Testimony in the Boston Marathon bombing trial has been suspended for the day because one of the jurors is sick.
A parade of so-called character witnesses took the stand Wednesday in the Boston Marathon Bombing trial.
The government is asking for foreign witnesses brought to testify for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be returned home by week’s end, saying it takes 16 full-time FBI employees to provide them protection.
As a young child, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was quiet, hardworking and “always wanted to do the right thing,” his third-grade teacher testified Wednesday to jurors.
A casual observer would be forgiven for thinking it was Tamerlan Tsarnaev who was on trial this week, rather than his younger brother.
Tamerlan’s influence is just one of the defense’s reasons for asking the jury to sentence Dzhokhar to life in prison, rather than death.
A lawyer for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev urged a jury to spare his client’s life, saying there is no punishment that he can get that would be equal to the suffering of the victims.
Jon finds it unlikely the jury will easily swallow a sob story from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attorneys.
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will begin presenting witnesses this week.