A Harvard Medical School research assistant who has served as a U.S. judge for 23 years now finds herself at the center of the Boston Marathon bombing case, and by extension the post-Sept. 11 issue of whether, and when, suspected terrorists deserve constitutional rights.
A criminal defense lawyer hired by the widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has represented clients facing terrorism charges, including a man convicted in the bombing of the U.S. embassy in Kenya.
Before Tamerlan Tsarnaev died in a shootout with police, he was a husband and father. Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, an artist, dancer and college drop-out from suburban Rhode Island, converted to Islam to marry him and bear his child.
Boston area residents awoke to a city virtually paralyzed after a night of mayhem that left at least two dead and police searching house to house for a suspect believed to be responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings.