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Saturday 20 December 2014

Boston Marathon suspect charged with bombings while in his hospital bed

This image provided by the Boston Regional Intelligence Center shows Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, identified by the FBI as suspect number 2, in the Boston Marathon bombings.
This image provided by the Boston Regional Intelligence Center shows Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, identified by the FBI as suspect number 2, in the Boston Marathon bombings.
A police officer and a woman react to news of the arrest of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Friday, April 19, 2013, in Boston. Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured in Watertown, Mass. The 19-year-old college student wanted in the bombings was taken into custody Friday evening after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
In this undated photo provided by Robin Young, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, poses for a photo after graduating from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. Tsarnaev has been identified as the surviving suspect in the marathon bombings. Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during a getaway attempt in a long night of violence that left one of them dead and another still at large Friday, April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Robin Young)
This combination of undated photos shows Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19. The FBI says the two brothers and suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during a getaway attempt in a long night of violence that left Tamerlan dead and Dzhokhar still at large on Friday, April 19, 2013. The ethnic Chechen brothers lived in Dagestan, which borders the Chechnya region in southern Russia. They lived near Boston and had been in the U.S. for about a decade, one of their uncles reported said. (AP Photo/The Lowell Sun & Robin Young)
This photo released by the FBI early Friday April 19, 2013, shows what the FBI is calling suspect 2, in white cap, walking through the crowd in Boston on Monday, April 15, 2013, before the explosions at the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/FBI)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MAY 4: Tamerlan Tsamaev (R) fights Lamar Fenner (L) during the 201-pound division boxing match during the 2009 Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions May 4, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. After a car chase and shoot out with police, one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot and killed by police early morning April 19, and a manhunt is underway for his brother and second suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The two men are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, that killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Glenn DePriest/Getty Images)
UNKNOWN - APRIL 19: In this image released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on April 19, 2013, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19-years-old, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is seen. (Photo provided by FBI via Getty Images)
Police officers guard the entrance to Franklin street where there is an active crime scene search for the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, Friday, April 19, 2013, in Watertown, Mass. Gunfire erupted Friday night amid the manhunt for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, and police in armored vehicles and tactical gear rushed into the Watertown neighborhood in a possible break in the case. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
The teenage suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody after being found hiding in a boat in a suburban homeowner's backyard. Police exchanged gunfire with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, after cornering him in Watertown, near Boston. He had escaped on foot early on Friday, apparently wounded. Graphic shows sequence of events in Boston on Thursday night and Friday.
An ambulance carrying Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a19-year-old Massachusetts college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings, turns into Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Friday, April 19, 2013, after he was captured in an all day manhunt. Tsarnaev is hospitalized in serious condition with unspecified injuries, police said. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Spectators clap and cheer while law enforcement members leave the scene near Franklin Street on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. A manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, ended this evening with his capture on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was shot and killed by police early this morning after a car chase and shootout with police. The two men are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15 that killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: A police officer keeps watch after responding to a reported shooting next to a small 9/11 tribute painted on a truck on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. After a car chase and shoot out with police, one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot and killed by police early morning April 19, and a manhunt is underway for his brother and second suspect, 19-year-old suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The two men, reportedly Chechen of origin, are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, that killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Police converge near the scene where it was believed 19-year-old bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev is in hiding on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. After a car chase and shoot out with police, one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot and killed by police early morning April 19, and a manhunt is underway for his brother and second suspect, 19-year-old suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The two men, reportedly of Chechen origin, are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, that killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, MA - APRIL 19: A few people walk through an otherwise-deserted Harvard Square on April 19, 2013 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After a car chase and shoot out with police, one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot and killed by police early morning April 19, and a manhunt is underway for his brother and second suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The two men are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15 that killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
A police officer and a woman react to news of the arrest of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Friday, April 19, 2013, in Boston. Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured in Watertown, Mass. The 19-year-old college student wanted in the bombings was taken into custody Friday evening after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Police officers guard the entrance to Franklin street where there is an active crime scene search for the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, Friday, April 19, 2013, in Watertown, Mass. Gunfire erupted Friday night amid the manhunt for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, and police in armored vehicles and tactical gear rushed into the Watertown neighborhood in a possible break in the case. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing at the White House in Washington, Friday, April 19, 2013, regarding the Boston Marathon bombing. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Lisa Mara, 27, left, and her best friend Heather Buda, 26, embrace each other while paying respects at a makeshift memorial on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Friday, April 19, 2013, in Boston. Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured in Watertown, Mass. The 19-year-old college student wanted in the bombings was taken into custody Friday evening after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
A crowd reacts to news of the arrest of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects during a celebration at Boston Common, Friday, April 19, 2013, in Boston. Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured in Watertown, Mass. The 19-year-old college student wanted in the bombings was taken into custody Friday evening after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
A gathering of people including the media gather around a police officer as he leaves the scene after the arrest of a suspect of the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
A pedestrian crosses the intersection of deserted Broad and State Streets, as One International Place towers in the background in downtown Boston Friday, April 19, 2013. Mass transit was suspended while a suspect was hunted following bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Revelers applaud and cheer as motorists pass at an impromptu celebration following the successful operation to capture 19-year-old bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. A manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, ended this evening with his capture on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was shot and killed by police early this morning after a car chase and shootout with police. The two men are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15 that killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18: U.S. President Barack Obama departs the White House Briefing Room after making a statement on the capture of Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev on April 19, 2013 in Washington, DC. A manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, ended this evening with his capture on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was shot and killed by police early this morning after a car chase and shootout with police. The two men are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15 that killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Women cheer police as they exit Franklin Street after 19-year-old bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev was apprehended on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. A manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tsarnaev ended this evening with his capture on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was shot and killed by police early this morning after a car chase and shootout with police. The two men are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15 that killed three people and wounded at least 170.(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Women cheer police as they exit Franklin Street after 19-year-old bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev was apprehended on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. A manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tsarnaev ended this evening with his capture on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was shot and killed by police early this morning after a car chase and shootout with police. The two men are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15 that killed three people and wounded at least 170.(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Law enforcement approach an area where a suspect is hiding on Franklin St., on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. After a car chase and shoot out with police, one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot and killed by police early morning April 19, and a manhunt is underway for his brother and second suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The two men are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, that killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18: U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in the White House Briefing Room to make a statement on the capture of Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev on April 19, 2013 in Washington, DC. A manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, ended this evening with his capture on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was shot and killed by police early this morning after a car chase and shootout with police. The two men are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15 that killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
A SWAT team marches through a neighborhood while searching for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013.Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt in a long night of violence that left one of them dead and another still at large Friday, authorities said as the manhunt intensified for a young man described as a dangerous terrorist. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
This Monday, April 15, 2013 photo provided by Bob Leonard shows second from right, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was dubbed Suspect No. 1 and walking behind him, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, who was dubbed Suspect No. 2 in the Boston Marathon bombings by law enforcement. This image was taken approximately 10-20 minutes before the blast. (AP Photo/Bob Leonard)
This still frame from video shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev visible through an ambulance after he was captured in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. A 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings was taken into custody Friday evening after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Law enforcement evacuate people away from an area reportedly where a suspect is hiding on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. After a car chase and shoot out with police, one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot and killed by police early morning April 19, and a manhunt is underway for his brother and second suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The two men are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, that killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Law enforcement approach an area where a suspect is hiding on Franklin St., on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. After a car chase and shoot out with police, one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot and killed by police early morning April 19, and a manhunt is underway for his brother and second suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The two men are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, that killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
Joseph Eli Libby, 20, of Boston, carries a flag near a makeshift memorial on Boylston Street, near the finish line of the Boston Marathon (AP)
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, left, and brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (AP/The Lowell Sun & Robin Young)
A huge police presence was on view during the search for the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Massachusetts (AP)
A SWAT team patrols in Watertown, Boston (AP)
Officers in an armoured police vehicle surround an apartment building in the hunt for the surviving suspect (AP)
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is seen on the left side of the frame, wearing a white baseball cap, walking away from the scene of the explosions (AP)
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19 (AP)
Police in Boston continue their search for the surviving suspect in the marathon bombing (AP)
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, left, and radio show Here & Now host Robin Young's nephew, right, pose for a photo after graduating from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. (AP/Robin Young)
Police in tactical gear surround an apartment building while looking for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. All residents of Boston were ordered to stay in their homes Friday morning as the search for the surviving suspect in the marathon bombings continued after a long night of violence that left another suspect dead. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Police walk down School and Walnut Street on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. According to reports, one suspect has been killed during a car chase and the police are seeking another - believed to be the same person (known as Suspect Two) wanted in connection with the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon earlier this week. Police have confirmed that the dead assailant is Suspect One from the recently released marathon bombing photographs. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
Police patrol through a neighborhood in Watertown, Mass., while searching for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, Friday, April 19, 2013. All residents of Boston were ordered to stay in their homes Friday morning as the search for the surviving suspect in the marathon bombings continued after a long night of violence that left another suspect dead. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Boston Police mobilize in the parking lot of the Watertown Mall on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. According to reports, one suspect has been killed during a car chase and the police are seeking another - believed to be the same person (known as Suspect Two) wanted in connection with the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon earlier this week. Police have confirmed that the dead assailant is Suspect One from the recently released marathon bombing photographs. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: A woman reacts while being questioned by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies on April 19, 2013 near the home of suspect #2 on Norfolk Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. According to reports, one suspect has been killed during a car chase and the police are seeking another - believed to be the same person (known as Suspect Two) wanted in connection with the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon earlier this week. Police have confirmed that the dead assailant is Suspect One from the recently released marathon bombing photographs. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Members of the FBI, State Police, Boston Police, Cambridge Police, and other law enforcement agencies, survey the perimeter on April 19, 2013 near the home of suspect #2 on Norfolk Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. According to reports, one suspect has been killed during a car chase and the police are seeking another - believed to be the same person (known as Suspect Two) wanted in connection with the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon earlier this week. Police have confirmed that the dead assailant is Suspect One from the recently released marathon bombing photographs (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
A massive police operation is under way in Boston after police shot dead one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, and a second suspect escaped. A shootout followed a car chase to the Boston suburb of Watertown. All public transport has been suspended in Boston - and all streets in Watertown locked down - as a major manhunt is launched. Graphic shows sequence of events in Boston on Thursday night and Friday morning
Dzhokhar A Tsarnaev, one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. (APBoston Regional Intelligence Centre)
Police in tactical gear take up position outside outside an apartment building in Watertown (AP)
Officers in an armoured police vehicle surround an apartment building in the hunt for the surviving suspect (AP)
Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock shot The Heat in Boston
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Police descend on School and Walnut Street chasing possible suspects on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. According to reports, one suspect has been killed during a car chase and the police are seeking another - believed to be the same person (known as Suspect Two) wanted in connection with the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon earlier this week. Police have confirmed that the dead assailant is Suspect One from the recently released marathon bombing photographs. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Police descend on School and Walnut Street chasing possible suspects on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. According to reports, one suspect has been killed during a car chase and the police are seeking another - believed to be the same person (known as Suspect Two) wanted in connection with the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon earlier this week. Police have confirmed that the dead assailant is Suspect One from the recently released marathon bombing photographs. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Police with guns drawn search for a suspect on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. According to reports, one suspect has been killed during a car chase and the police are seeking another - believed to be the same person (known as Suspect Two) wanted in connection with the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon earlier this week. Police have confirmed that the dead assailant is Suspect One from the recently released marathon bombing photographs. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: A police officer with gun drawn and flashlight searches for a suspect on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. According to reports, one suspect has been killed during a car chase and the police are seeking another - believed to be the same person (known as Suspect Two) wanted in connection with the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon earlier this week. Police have confirmed that the dead assailant is Suspect One from the recently released marathon bombing photographs. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Police detain a man who was later released on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. According to reports, one suspect has been killed during a car chase and the police are seeking another - believed to be the same person (known as Suspect Two) wanted in connection with the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon earlier this week. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: A police officer lifts police tape for a police car to pass under on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. According to reports, one suspect has been killed during a car chase and the police are seeking another - believed to be the same person (known as Suspect Two) wanted in connection with the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon earlier this week. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Boston Police gather in the parking lot in front of a Best Buy store, near the Watertown Mall on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. It's not clear whether the shootings are related or whether either are related to the Boston Marathon bombing. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Police gather while searching for a suspect on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. It's not clear whether the shootings are related or whether either are related to the Boston Marathon bombing. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis speaks during a media briefing in the parking lot of the Watertown Mall on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. According to reports, one suspect has been killed during a car chase and the police are seeking another - believed to be the same person (known as Suspect Two) wanted in connection with the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon earlier this week. Police have confirmed that the dead assailant is Suspect One from the recently released marathon bombing photographs. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Police with guns drawn search for a suspect on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. According to reports, one suspect has been killed during a car chase and the police are seeking another - believed to be the same person (known as Suspect Two) wanted in connection with the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon earlier this week. Police have confirmed that the dead assailant is Suspect One from the recently released marathon bombing photographs. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: A police officer with dog patrol School and Walnut Street as the search for suspects continues on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. According to reports, one suspect has been killed during a car chase and the police are seeking another - believed to be the same person (known as Suspect Two) wanted in connection with the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon earlier this week. Police have confirmed that the dead assailant is Suspect One from the recently released marathon bombing photographs. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Police investigate along Dexter Avenue in the early morning hours on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. According to reports, one suspect has been killed during a car chase and the police are seeking another - believed to be the same person wanted in connection with the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon earlier this week. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
WATERTOWN, MA - APRIL 19: Police descend on School and Walnut Street chasing possible suspects on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge. According to reports, one suspect has been killed during a car chase and the police are seeking another - believed to be the same person (known as Suspect Two) wanted in connection with the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon earlier this week. Police have confirmed that the dead assailant is Suspect One from the recently released marathon bombing photographs. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
Police have released a CCTV image of a man - referred to as 'Suspect number two' - taken from a convenience store last night. Police say the man is a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing and was wearing a white hat in photos taken at the race
Police have released a CCTV image of a man - referred to as 'Suspect number two' - taken from a convenience store last night. Police say the man is a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing and was wearing a white hat in photos taken at the race
Police with guns drawn search for a suspect on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school's campus in Cambridge. A short time later, police reported exchanging gunfire with alleged carjackers in Watertown, a city near Cambridge
New image shows a man closely resembling suspect Number Two in the Boston Marathon bombings. Photograph by David Green.
A police officer has been shot at Massachusetts Institute of Technology outside Boston (AP)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: In this image released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on April 18, 2013, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing walks near the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The twin bombings at the 116-year-old Boston race resulted in the deaths of three people with more than 170 others injured. (Photo provided by FBI via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: In this image released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on April 18, 2013, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing walks near the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The twin bombings at the 116-year-old Boston race resulted in the deaths of three people with more than 170 others injured. (Photo provided by FBI via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: In this image released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on April 18, 2013, two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing walk near the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The twin bombings at the 116-year-old Boston race resulted in the deaths of three people with more than 170 others injured. (Photo provided by FBI via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: In this image released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on April 18, 2013, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing walks near the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The twin bombings at the 116-year-old Boston race resulted in the deaths of three people with more than 170 others injured. (Photo provided by FBI via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: In this image released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on April 18, 2013, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing walks near the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The twin bombings at the 116-year-old Boston race resulted in the deaths of three people with more than 170 others injured. (Photo provided by FBI via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: In this image released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on April 18, 2013, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing walks near the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The twin bombings at the 116-year-old Boston race resulted in the deaths of three people with more than 170 others injured. (Photo provided by FBI via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: In this image released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on April 18, 2013, two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing walk near the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The twin bombings at the 116-year-old Boston race resulted in the deaths of three people with more than 170 others injured. (Photo provided by FBI via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: In this image released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on April 18, 2013, two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing walk near the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The twin bombings at the 116-year-old Boston race resulted in the deaths of three people with more than 170 others injured. (Photo provided by FBI via Getty Images)
This image released by the FBI on Thursday, April 18, 2013, shows in a image from video what the FBI are calling suspect number 1, front, in black cap, and suspect number 2, in white cap, back right, walking near each other through the crowd in Boston on Monday, April 15, 2013, before the explosions at the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/FBI)
The FBI has released images of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings which left three dead and over 170 injured
President Barack Obama speaks during an interfaith healing service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston (AP)
A man sought by the FBI over Monday's Boston Marathon explosions (AP/FBI)
A suspect seen walking in Boston before Monday's explosions (AP/FBI)
President Barack Obama exits after attending an interfaith prayer service for victims of the Boston Marathon attack titled "Healing Our City," at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on April 18, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama enter an interfaith prayer service for victims of the Boston Marathon attack titled "Healing Our City," at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on April 18, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama enter an interfaith prayer service for victims of the Boston Marathon attack titled "Healing Our City," at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on April 18, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama listen during an interfaith healing service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Thursday, April 18
Investigators in protective suits continue the hunt for evidence (AP)
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the FBI wants to speak to two men seen in at least one video from the Boston Marathon (AP)
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend an interfaith service in Boston (AP)
Investigations into the deadly attack on the Boston Marathon suggest that the two bombs were placed in pressure cookers. A pressure cooker helps increase pressure when using so-called “low explosives” like black gunpowder, rather than more powerful high explosives. Graphic shows features of a pressure cooker bomb and recent pressure cooker attacks.

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was today charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and could face a death sentence.

US Attorney General Eric Holder in a statement detailed the charge against 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is listed in a serious but stable condition.

Tsarnaev made his first appearance before a magistrate judge in Beth Israel hospital, according to Gary Wente, circuit executive of the 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals.

Officials said Tsarnaev and his older brother and suspected co-conspirator, Tamerlan, set off the twin explosions at last Monday's marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 180 others.

The White House said Tsarnaev will not be tried as an enemy combatant in a military tribunal because he is a naturalised US citizen. The Tsarnaev brothers were born in sourthern Russia.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Dzhokhar will be prosecuted in the federal court system.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remained unable to speak with a gunshot wound to the throat. He is expected to face separate state charges in the fatal shooting of a university police officer.

Seven days after the bombings, the city planned to mark the traumatic week with mournful silence and a return to its bustling commute.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has asked residents to observe a moment of silence at 2.50pm local time when the first of the two bombs exploded near the finish line. Bells will ring across the city and state after the minute-long tribute to the victims.

The White House said President Barack Obama would observe the moment of silence.

Tsarnaev was discovered on Friday night hiding in a boat covered by a tarpaulin in suburban Watertown. His brother was earlier killed during a shoot-out with police in an escape bid.

The motive of the two ethnic Chechen brothers remains unclear.

A private funeral was scheduled today for Krystle Campbell, a 29-year-old restaurant worker killed in the blasts. A memorial service will be held tonight at Boston University for 23-year-old Lu Lingzi, a graduate student from China.

The parents of Tamerlan Tsarnaev insisted that he came to Dagestan and Chechnya last year to visit relatives and had nothing to do with the militants operating in the volatile part of Russia. His father said he slept much of the time.

A lawyer for Tamerlan Tsarnaev's wife said that federal authorities have asked to speak with her.

Attorney Amato DeLuca said Katherine Russell Tsarnaev did not suspect her husband of anything, and that there was no reason for her to have suspected him. He said she had been working 70 to 80 hours, seven days a week, as a home health care aide. While she was at work, her husband cared for their toddler daughter, he said.

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