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Accused Boston bomber had ‘murder’ in heart, prosecutors say

Accused Boston bomber had ‘murder’ in heart, prosecutors say

March 4, 2015

BOSTON, March 4 — The accused Boston Marathon bomber “had murder in his heart” when he placed a homemade bomb behind a line of child spectators in a coordinated attack that killed three people and injured 264, prosecutors said in the trial’s opening today. Federal prosecutors, who have accused 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of carrying out the largest mass-casualty attack on US soil since September 11, 2001, focused heavily on the blasts’ youngest fatality, an 8-year-old boy, as they... Read more

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