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Accused Boston bomber faces victims, supporters in court

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 01:47

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bomber, tells a district judge he's satisfied with his defense attorneys, faces supporters and victims in court. Gavino Garay reports.

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Outside the courtroom ahead of the accused Boston Marathon bomber's first court appearance in over a year - an amputee confronts protesters. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be tried on charges of killing three people and injuring hundreds, using homemade bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April 2013. If found guilty, Tsarnaev faces the death-penalty. The 21-year-old suspect told a district judge that he was satisfied with his defense attorneys. But the mother-in-law of Ibragim Todashev, whose son was shot and killed by FBI agents during an interview about his friendship with Tsarnaev, says all evidence points to Tsarnaev's innocence. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ELENA TEYER, MOTHER-IN-LAW OF IBRAGIM TODASHEV, SAYING: "First of all, there is no real evidence, nobody saw any evidence of where he is. All so far they show to public is walking people with backpacks that doesn't look like shape of any heavy round thing such as pressure cooker, it doesn't even look like that, not even same color, not matching with the one they show for evidence." Witnesses say she shouted support to Tsarnaev while in the courtroom. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING VICTIM KAREN BRASSARD SAYING: "There was a woman in the courtroom who yelled out in Russian saying, "don't kill an innocent boy" which was tough, and all I could think of was Richard Martin. That young boy who lost his life." Leaving court, the same survivor who faced protesters on his way in, told reporters it wasn't unsettling to see Tsarnaev in person. Following his court appearance, a shackled Tsarnaev was seen shackled wearing a jump suit returning to the Devens prison medical center.

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Accused Boston bomber faces victims, supporters in court

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 01:47