Monday, April 22, 2013

4.19.13: Massive Manhunt In Watertown, Mass Leads To One Suspect Dead, Other Captured, In Hospital - 4.22.13: Update

A massive manhunt began Thursday in Boston and then Watertown that resulted in a shootout early Friday morning between police and the two suspects involved in the terrible Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and injured over 180 people.

The suspects turned out to be two brothers. The older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed. A photo of his dead body surfaced online. The younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured later in Watertown, in one of the most televised manhunts ever.

Folks were riveted to their televisions, iPads and smartphones for updated information. The showdown ended when the suspect was found in the backyard of a Watertown residence, hiding in a boat.

After thousands of police officers, FBI, etc, searched, the suspect was captured.

He is hospitalized in serious condition.

During the tense manhunt Friday, family members of the suspects began speaking out, including their Mother who claims her sons are innocent and Father, who stated if his second son was killed "hell would come upon the United States". He then claimed his sons were innocent.

[Side Note: Now I know the Father was full of emotion after being told a son was dead and another was on the run and both were alleged terrorists. But he had some damn nerve threatening our country after what his demon seeds did to innocent people. Allegedly.

An uncle spoke out, speaking with common sense. An aunt spoke from Canada and she was just... there are no words. Take a look at the following videos for additional details of the above mentioned.

Again sending prayers to the families that were affected by this cowardly and horrific act by these evil things.

Via NBC News: The younger suspect has been charged.
The hospitalized Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was charged Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction – and the White House said he will be tried in a civilian court.

Dzokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was charged Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing. “He will not be treated as an enemy combatant. We will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said.

“Under U.S. law, United States citizens cannot be tried in military commissions. And it is important to remember that since 9/11 we have used the federal court system to convict and incarcerate hundreds of terrorists.”

Tsarnaev, 19, a naturalized U.S. citizen of Chechen origin, made his initial court appearance at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition. He was advised of his rights and charged with one count of using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction in the U.S. and one count of malicious destruction of property with an explosive device. He was assigned three federal public defenders. The charges could carry the death penalty.

The suspect agreed to "voluntary detention," but declined to answer questions about bail, according to a court record. A probable cause hearing was set for May 30.

"Today's charges bring a successful end to a tragic week for the city of Boston and for our country," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement. "We will hold those who are responsible for these heinous acts accountable to the fullest extent of the law." 
A criminal complaint laid out some of the evidence against Tsarnaev, who was arrested Friday after a daylong manhunt, and his brother, Tamerlan, who was killed during a firefight with police.

A black jacket and white hat, matching the ones worn by "Suspect No. 2" in surveillance video, were found in the younger brother's dorm room, along with green strands of fuse like those used in the marathon explosives that killed three and wounded more than 170.

The video also captured the suspect making a cellphone call seconds before the first bomb exploded on the east end of Boylston St. during last Monday's race, and his utter calm in the face of spreading panic, the complaint said.

The footage showed him hurrying away from his knapsack just 10 seconds before a blast erupted where he left it. Tsarnaev was brought to the hospital with gunshot wounds to the head, neck, leg and hand. He had been communicating with investigators in writing because he couldn't speak, federal officials told NBC News.

It's unclear what he told them. The FBI has not revealed a motive for the attack last Monday that killed three people -- one of whom, Krystle Campbell, was laid to rest in Medford on Monday. Investigators are still probing whether the brothers received assistance from others, officials said.