Teen suspect pleads ‘not guilty’


CRITICAL BUT STABLE. Police say 19 year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is still in the hospital. Photo from Boston_Police Twitter account
“Not guilty.” This is how 19-year-old Bostom bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded to 30 counts during his arraignment in a US federal court on Wednesday, July 10 (US time). The courtroom in Boston was filled with emotional victims of the April 15 bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line and a few others who said they were friends or supporters of the teenager. The bombings left 3 dead and more than 260 wounded. The pressure cooker devices were packed with metal fragments that caused several people on the scene to lose one or two more limbs. Tsarnaev is accused of plotting and carrying out the attacks with his 26-year-old brother Tamerlan, who died in a shootout with police. The trial is expected to last 3-4 months, with the next hearing set for September 23.

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