Law enforcement claims that two brothers suspected in the deadly Boston bombings planned to drive to New York and set off explosives in Times Square triggered Republican criticism of a decision to inform the surviving one of his right to counsel and remain silent.
The two brothers suspected in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings planned to drive to New York City after the April 15 attack and set off more explosives in Times Square, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said.
The best chance for 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to avoid execution for the deadly Boston Marathon bombing may be to cooperate fully with investigators, or convince a jury he was “brainwashed” by his older brother.
Prosecutors in the Boston Marathon bombings have begun to grapple with the daunting task of assembling evidence from multiple crime scenes and around the world to explain to jurors the story behind the attack, as the latest example of terror on American soil moves to a courtroom.
As prosecutors weighed charges in the Boston Marathon bombings, the same laws used successfully in deadly terrorist acts such as the Oklahoma City bombing and the first World Trade Center attack were at the top of their list.
The Obama administration’s decision to interrogate the Boston Marathon bombing suspect without first warning him of his rights has sparked criticism from both sides of the political spectrum about the best way to prosecute terrorism cases.
The Boston Marathon bombing is a quick-moving story (a frenetic one, if you’re following on Twitter). And the facts, as CNN has learned, shift with seeming abandon. But certain patterns and questions are making themselves fairly obvious. So here goes:
In searching for clues about whether the deadly bombing in Boston had roots in the U.S. or overseas, investigators will scrutinize the bombs themselves, the timing of the blasts and similarities to earlier attacks.