A friend who had dinner with the Boston Marathon bombers hours after the attack faces a sentence of 2 1/2 years in prison for misleading investigators.
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said Tuesday that MBTA police officer Dic Donahue was “likely” wounded by friendly fire in the April 2013 Watertown shootout.
Officer Dic Donohue, who was nearly killed in the Watertown shootout with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, returned to work on Friday.
The task before the Boston Marathon bombing jury is an immense one, no matter how much both legal teams tried to simplify their cases during Wednesday’s closing arguments.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remains the only one on trial, but his extended and dysfunctional family was once again the focus in federal court on Tuesday.
A parade of so-called character witnesses took the stand Wednesday in the Boston Marathon Bombing trial.
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.
Testimony zeroing in on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s late brother’s wife raised questions about what she knew before the 2013 attacks.
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.