Thursday, June 27, 2013
A federal grand jury handed down a 30-count indictment against the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing today.
Among other things, Dzohkhar Tsarnaev is charged with killing four individuals and using weapons of mass destruction, the U.S. Attorney's office in Massachusetts announced on its Twitter feed.
The office has scheduled a 3 p.m. ET news conference. We'll update this post once we know more.
Update at 1:43 p.m. ET. Other Charges:
David Abel, a reporter for The Boston Globe, has been tweeting some details of the charges against Tsarnaev. He reports that in addition to the deaths of three people at the marathon, Tsarnaev is charged with the murder of MIT police Officer Sean Collier. Abel adds:
"Tsarnaev charges include 'bombing of a place of public use' and 'malicious destruction of property resulting in death and conspiracy.'
"More charges against Tsarnaev: 'carjacking resulting in serious bodily injury; interference with commerce by threats or violence.'
"17 charges authorize life imprisonment or the death penalty of Tsarnaev."
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