BOSTON: ‘ MARATHON BOMBING SUSPECT DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV TO APPEAR IN COURT FOR FINAL APPEARANCE BEFORE TRIAL ‘

#AceWorldNews – BOSTON:Dec.17 – Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due to appear in court in Boston this week for the first time in more than a year, at a final hearing before his trial begins next month, one of his attorneys said on Monday Reuters reported.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Tsarnaev, 21, is charged with killing three people and injuring more than 260 with two homemade pressure-cooker bombs left at the race’s crowded finish line on April 15, 2013. Three days later as Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan, attempted to flee the city, federal prosecutors contend that they shot and killed a university police officer.

Tamerlan, 26, died later that night after a gunbattle with police and Dzhokhar was arrested on April 19, 2013, when officers found him hiding in a dry-docked boat in a Watertown, Massachusetts, backyard.

He faces the death penalty if convicted of the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.

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