Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Dartmouth men joked with Tsarnaev about his resemblance to the FBI suspect photos, then “freaked out” when they concluded it was really him.
Federal law officials believe three classmates of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev destroyed evidence in Darmouth while the suspected bombing brothers fought police in a gunfight in Watertown. In a complaint filed in federal court Wednesday, special agent Scott Cieplik claims suspect Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov destroyed or concealed a laptop and backpack filled with fireworks. Third suspect Robel Phillipos, meanwhile, is being charged with lying to federal officials. According to the complaint, the April 18 night started when Kadyrbayev texted Tsarnaev, needling his friend about his resemblance to the FBI photos released earlier that day. Tsarnaev wrote back "LOL" and then said Kadyrbayev could go get anything they needed from Tsarnaev's …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The MBTA police officer was shot in a firefight with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
The MBTA officer seriously hurt in a gunfight with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects continues to recover from life-threatening injuries. Richard "Dic" Donohue, 33, was hit in the leg April 19 in Watertown, Mass., authorities said. Donohue is a police officer with the Massachusetts Bay Tranportation Authority. His wife, Kim, is from Exeter and graduated from Exeter High School in 2000. "Right now Dic is making amazing strides," Kim wrote in a post on a Facebook page that Donohue's family is using to give updates on his recovery. Authorities said Donohue lost a massive amount of blood. At one point, he went into cardiac arrest, according to Dr. Russell Nauta, a doctor at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass. where Donohue is being …
Handwritten cards from children across the country, thank you letter from organizations, balloons and more, decorate the entrance way to Boston Police Headquarters for their hard work during the Boston Marathon bombings and investigation.
There is a growing collection of hand-written notes in the entrance way of Boston Police Department Headquarters, from people and organizations across the country thanking them for their heroic work during the marathon bombings. Before heading into the main corridor and through the metal detectors, visitors are being greeted by flowers, balloons, and elementary school-aged drawings of police officers. Along with children, organizations like WEEI 93.7 FM radio, and the United Way, offered their appreciation to all of Boston's first responders.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
At a bedside hearing on Monday, Miranda rights were explained to suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
When a suspect has been arrested, that individual is informed that he or she has the right to silence and an attorney under the constitution—these are the Miranda rights. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz said on Friday that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was not read his Miranda rights when taken into custody because of a public safety exception in cases of national security and acts of terrorism. On Monday, a federal magistrate read Tsarnaev the Miranda rights at bedside. See the full transcript of the bedside hearing on the New York Times website (the reading of Miranda rights begins on Page 4). The exception stems from a 1984 case, New York v. Quarles, in which police were apprehending a rape suspect. He was wearing an …
Tsarnaev siblings say they 'don’t have any answers' after their brothers were suspected in the attacks.
Attorneys for the sisters of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers released a statement Tuesday saying their clients are "absolutely devastated" and are awaiting a thorough investigation. "Our heart goes out to the victims of last week’s bombing. It saddens us to see so many innocent people hurt after such a callous act. As a family, we are absolutely devastated by the sense of loss and sorrow this has caused. We don’t have any answers but we look forward to a thorough investigation and hope to learn more," according to the statement, issued on behalf of Ailina and Bella Tsarnaev, who have lived in Fairview and West New York. "We ask the media to respect our privacy during this difficult time," attorneys Joseph Ginarte and William …
Patch will post up-to-the-minute updates from MIT as Officer Sean Collier is honored by the school community.
Sean Collier will be remembered at an MIT memorial service at noon on Wednesday. Collier, who was killed Thursday, was laid to rest on Tuesday morning. Police believe the Boston Marathon bombing suspects shot Collier as he responded to an unrelated robbery. Patch will provide updates throughout the memorial service. We welcome you to add your condolences and memories of Sean in the chat above once the live chat begins.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Watertown firefighters Caruso and Menton said training, instincts kicked in at the critical moment.
It was a typical 24-hour shift for Watertown Fire Department firefighters James Caruso and Patrick Menton assigned to the department's rescue ambulance; a few medical calls and some training. Pretty routine for a Thursday, Caruso would remember. But the everyday would within minutes transform into a maelstrom of bullets and bombs. The pair rushed to aid a police officer in a Watertown neighborhood, hit in an exchange of gunfire with the alleged Boston Marathon bombers. "From calm to chaos," said Menton. Caruso and Menton have worked together periodically on the ambulance which is Caruso's assignment. In fact, Menton was only scheduled to accompany Caruso after James' usual partner's wife gave birth earlier on April 18. The pair — …
The Boston Marathon bombings suspect currently hospitalized told FBI agents that he and his brother detonated the bombs near the finish line, the Boston Globe reports.
The Boston Marathon bombing suspect currently hospitalized admitted to FBI agents that he and his brother detonated the bombs planted near the finish line, the Boston Globe reports. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, made the reported admission on Sunday from his bed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and had not yet been given a Miranda warning, the Globe reported. A "senior police official" told the Globe that authorities were not concerned about Tsarnaev not being read his Miranda rights, which means any statements he made would not be admissible in court, due to testimony of the Tsarnaev brother's alleged carjacking victim. According to the criminal complaint filed against Tsarnaev, during the carjacking on Thursday night one of the brothers…
Tamerlan Tsarnaev reportedly purchased two large mortar kits that may have been used to build the bombs detonated on April 15.
One of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects reportedly bought fireworks at a Seabrook, N.H. store back in February, according to the Boston Globe. The newspaper says that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of the two suspects, bought two mortar kits from Phantom Fireworks on Route 1 in February. Store records show he purchased the two kits for $200 in cash as part of a two-for-one promotion. The store's vice president said Tsarnaev may have used powder from the mortar kit shells to build the bombs that killed three and injured more than 200 on April 15. Phantom Fireworks is one of many stores along the Massachusetts border that sell fireworks. It also has stores in Londonderry and Scarborough, Maine.
Monday, April 22, 2013
A federal magistrate went to the hospital as a sealed complaint was filed against the bombing suspect.
A federal magistrate visited the bedside of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as the surviving marathon bombing suspect was charged with the crime. Tsarnaev is charged with unlawfully using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction (namely, an improvised explosive device) against persons and property within the United States. He is also charged with maliciously damaging and destroying, by means of explosive, real and personal property used in interstate and foreign commerce and actively affecting interstate and foreign commerce resulting in personal injury and death. Tsarnaev remains in serious condition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, according to the FBI. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said this afternoon that Tsarnaev will …