Boston Marathon Bomber Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Will Not Be Charged As An Enemy Combatant

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Boston Marathon Bomber suspect has officially been charged in Federal Court today with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction.


Tsarnaev’s initial court appearance was conducted today by a federal magistrate judge in his hospital room, said Gary H. Wente, circuit executive for the federal courts in the First Circuit.

Tsarnaev also faces a charge of malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device resulting in death, prosecutors said.

The charges carry the possibility of the death penalty or life in prison for the 19-year-old man, who is in serious condition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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