22 April 2013, 03:23

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tsarnayev is responding to questions in writing

Джохар Царнаев Бостон террорист

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnayev is awake and responding sporadically in writing to questions about other cell members and other unexploded bombs, law enforcement sources told ABC News.

Previously officials said Tsarnayev was in no condition to be interrogated.

Tsarnayev, 19, is being treated at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he is listed in serious but stable condition, with wounds to the neck and throat area, according to sources.

The bombing killed three, including a young boy, and wounded about 170. An MIT officer was allegedly killed by Tsarnayev and his brother Tamerlan and a Boston transit cop was badly wounded in a subsequent shootout.

The FBI is still collecting evidence from the Monday's blast site, mainly from the sides of buildings and the bleachers.

No statement to come today in Boston marathon bombing investigation

Federal prosecutors in Boston declined to say whether they would file criminal charges against Dzhokhar Tsarnayev, 19, on Sunday and said they would not hold a press conference regarding the Boston Marathon bombing investigation, according to a statement issued by the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.

Tsarnayev, 19, remains in serious but stable condition with a gunshot wound to the side of the neck, a federal law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Sunday.

Tsarnaev brothers planned other attacks - official

The Tsarnaev Brothers who are suspected of involvement in the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon probably planned to carry out other attacks on U.S. soil according to a report by ABC News television citing Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis.

Davis said that U.S. officials had reason to believe that, based on the evidence found, including explosives and firearms, the brothers were going to launch other attacks.

Two explosions shook Boston on April 15th at the finish of the Boston Marathon.

Three people were killed and more than 180 were injured.

On the night of April 20th in the Boston suburb of Watertown police arrested one of the suspects, a 19-year-old named Johar Tsarnaev.

He was shot in the neck and in the leg during his arrest and is currently in the hospital.

His older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev died in hospital from injuries sustained in a shootout with police.

Charges for Boston Marathon bombing suspect could be filed Sunday

Federal prosecutors were putting the finishing touches on charges against the surviving marathon bombing suspect on Sunday.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old man accused in the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and injured more than 180 remained in serious condition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Law enforcement sources said federal prosecutors are putting the final touches on the charges against Tsarnaev, and their goal is to file them today.

A senior law enforcement official also confirmed Sunday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is suffering from a wound to his throat that has left him unable to talk.

Boston bombing Tsarnaev remains in a serious condition

The teenager is under armed guard in a Boston hospital where he's in a serious but stable condition.

A top US interrogation group is waiting to question the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was arrested late on Friday when he was found seriously injured in a suburban backyard after a huge manhunt.

He is under armed guard in hospital. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said the suspect was stable, but not yet able to communicate.

The teenager's brother, Tamerlan, died after a shoot-out with police.

Three people were killed and more than 170 others injured by Monday's twin bombing, close to the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Boston bombing suspect capture: new video on the web

An infrared video was released by the Boston police revealing the hiding place of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a boat in the backyard of a house in the Boston suburb of Watertown.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been arrested following an extensive manhunt that ended in the Boston suburb of Watertown. Law enforcement units from around the country were involved in the search.

The crowd around the standoff scene in Watertown burst into cheers as it became clear that Tsarnaev had been taken into custody following reports that a negotiator was on site.

After being captured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was not read his Miranda rights, which include the right to remain silent and the right to counsel before giving information to officials that can be used against the arrested suspect. The authorities claim it is a public safety exception that expires in 48 hours after the arrest.

The American Civil Liberties Union expressed concern over this issue.

"The public safety exception should be read narrowly, it applies only when there is a continued threat to public safety, and is not an open-ended exception to the Miranda rule," said the ACLU statement as cited by MSNBC news.

The Department of Justice has listed Tsarnaev as a "high value detainee" on their website.

The Federal public defender's office in Boston is seeking to represent Tsarnaev.

Public defenders will represent Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Federal public defenders have agreed to represent the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

Miriam Conrad, the federal defender for Massachusetts, says her office expects to represent Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after he is charged.

Tsarnaev remained hospitalized Saturday after being wounded in a firefight with police Friday. His brother was killed.

Conrad says she believes Dzhokhar should have a lawyer appointed as soon as possible because there are "serious issues regarding possible interrogation."

U.S. officials said a special interrogation team for high-value suspects would question him without reading him his Miranda rights, under a public safety exception that exists to protect police and the public from immediate danger. Miranda rights include the right to remain silent and the right to have a lawyer.

Boston bombing suspect may not be able to talk

The US authorities hope that medics will do their best saving the life the only surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon attacks, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said Saturday.

Dzhokhar Tsarnayev, the suspect behind the Boston Marathon bombing who was arrested on Friday night, suffered a throat injury and may not be able to talk, a federal official told CNN on condition of anonymity.

Earlier Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said that Tsarnayev was in a "serious but stable condition" adding that he was "not able to communicate yet."

Dr. David Schoenfeld, who was involved in treating the older of the two bombing suspects - 26-year-old old Tamerlan Tsarnayev, said that the man had been so riddled with gunshot wounds on arrival to the hospital that it was impossible to determine which wound had been fatal. The doctor added that if Tsarnayev had been wearing a vest with explosives, he wasn't anymore, upon arrival to the hospital.

The authorities are talking about three more arrests made but the names of the detainees have not been disclosed yet.

Tsarnayev brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings had no help

Evidence uncovered so far supports the theory that the two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings had no help, authorities said Saturday.

"From what I know right now, these two acted together and alone," Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau told CNN. "I think we have to be ever vigilant, and we're learning as we go along, but as far as this little cell - this little group - I think we got our guys."

Deveau said investigators were continuing to look into where Tamerlan Tsarnayev, 26. and Dzhokhar Tsarnayev, 19, may have gotten the resources to amass the cache of weapons used in the bombings and afterward. "We have to figure that out," he said. "There's a lot more work to go."

But, asked whether Boston residents can rest easy, Deveau said, "We got our two guys."

Boston police shared their Watertown colleague's view. "The hunt is over," the department said in a tweet. "The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won."

The question of whether others may have played a role in the blasts could affect the decision by federal authorities not to give Miranda rights to Dzhokhar Tsarnayev, who was in serious condition Saturday in a Boston hospital.

US public defender seeks to represent Boston bomb suspect

Federal public defenders have agreed to represent the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Miriam Conrad, the federal defender for Massachusetts, says her office expects to represent Dzhokhar Tsarnayev after he is charged.

Tsarnayev remained hospitalized Saturday after being wounded in a firefight with police Friday. His brother was killed.

Conrad says she believes Dzhokhar should have a lawyer appointed as soon as possible because there are "serious issues regarding possible interrogation."

U.S. officials said a special interrogation team for high-value suspects would question him without reading him his Miranda rights, under a public safety exception that exists to protect police and the public from immediate danger. Miranda rights include the right to remain silent and the right to have a lawyer.

Russia asked FBI to investigate Boston bomb suspect Tamerlan Tsarnayev in 2011

Russia asked the FBI to investigate Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnayev in 2011, a source in US law enforcement told Reuters. The FBI had earlier reported on its website that an unnamed ‘foreign government’ had asked them for information.

FBI has announced that in the beginning of 2011, a foreign government asked the US for information about Tamerlan Tsarnayev, a man who is now suspected of setting the explosions in Boston on Monday.

In this request, Tsarnayev was characterized as a radical Islamist. The request also said that allegedly, Tsarnayev was planning to leave the US for the region of the country which was doing the request and to join an illegal organization there.

In response to this request, FBI tried to find any evidence of Tsarnayev’s links with people suspected of terrorism. For this, FBI tried to collect information about Tsarnayev’s phone talks, his activities on the Web and his trips abroad. Besides, Tsarnayev and his relatives were interrogated.

In the summer of 2011, FBI reported to the requestors that it had not found any evidence that Tsarnayev has ever been engaged in any terrorist activity, either in the US or outside it.

According to FBI’s information, Tamerlan Tsarnayev and his younger brother Dzhokhar were born in Kirgizstan. Tamerlan had a so-called “green card”, and Dzhokhar was a naturalized US citizen.

FBI did not reveal what country asked it for information about Tamerlan Tsarnayev.

Voice of Russia, ABC News, Reuters, CNN, RIA, NBC, RT, TASS, AP, CBS, BBC

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