30 Jun 2015

Boston Bombing News: Tsarnaev Sentencing

Editor’s Note: The following is a recounting of how the sentencing of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev unfolded last week in a federal court in Boston. Formal sentencing in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, now convicted on some thirty counts in relation to the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon, took place on

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28 May 2015

Boston Bombing News: Friends & Acquaintances

It was announced today that a sentencing hearing has been scheduled in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, now convicted on thirty charges in relation to the 2013 bombing of the Boston marathon and the events which followed. This hearing is to take place on Wednesday 24th June. The sentencing hearings

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16 May 2015

Saving Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: Voting With Our Feet Against the Death Penalty

By Margo Schulter. (Note from jane24: I am pleased to be able to post, on behalf of Margo Schulter, this excellent essay written in opposition to the death penalty. Due to Margo’s ongoing difficulties in accessing the comments threads, I will also be posting Margo’s responses to your comments on

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08 May 2015

Boston Bombing News: Too “Dangerous” to Be Spared Execution?

(The following is my account of my observations and perceptions having attended the eighth day, (Thursday, 7th. May), in the penalty phase of trial in the case of U.S. v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.) Proceedings in the courtroom today were once again subject to a lengthy delay while both the defense and

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28 Apr 2015

Boston Bombing News: Penalty Phase (Day One)

Editor’s Note: The following is an account of the proceedings on Monday, April 27, in the case of the US v. Tsarnaev. The defense began to present its case to avert the death penalty. As is becoming quite usual, the first hour of proceedings today were taken up by yet

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23 Apr 2015

Boston Bombing News: Penalty Phase of Tsarnaev Trial (Day One)

The first day of proceedings in the penalty phase in the trial of now convicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took place on April 21, at Moakley Courthouse in Boston and began at 9.00 am. Initially both the defense and the prosecution were summoned by Judge George O’Toole to a “closed door” meeting

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08 Apr 2015

Boston Bombing News: The Closing Arguments Before the Jury Found Tsarnaev Guilty

Editor’s Note: A jury found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of all 30 counts stemming from his role in the Boston Marathon bombing. He now faces the possibility of being sentenced to death. The following is an account of what happened during the closing arguments before the jury went into deliberation that

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04 Apr 2015

Boston Bombing News: Defense Rests in Tsarnaev Trial

Editor’s note: The following is an account of proceedings in the case of US. v Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Tuesday, March 31. Although scheduled for 9.oo am, proceedings actually got underway this morning at 9.16 am after a now customary delay when the defense called their third witness in this case,

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27 Mar 2015

Boston Bombing News: Khairullozhon Matanov’s Plea Hearing

[Editor’s Note: The following is an account of the plea hearing for a friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who federal investigators claim lied to them about his friendship with Tsarnaev.] A plea hearing took place at 3.00 pm on Wednesday, March 24, for Khairullozhon Matanov before Judge

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26 Mar 2015

Boston Bombing News: Tsarnaev Trial: Day 38

[Editor’s Note: Below is an account of proceedings in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on March 24.] Proceedings began on March 24 with a continuation of testimony by Mathew Levitt, a witness for the prosecution who is claimed to be an “expert on terrorism.” I am given to understand that

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