Boston Suspect ‘Wanted to Punish America’
He’ll soon learn his fate. A jury begins deliberating today over whether alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “wanted to punish America,” as a federal prosecutor claimed yesterday in closing remarks. Tsarnaev and his brother allegedly killed three and injured 264 with homemade bombs on April 15, 2013. Jurors must also decide whether Tsarnaev, 21, is guilty of murdering a police officer three days later. The defense says the young Russian émigré was under his radicalized brother’s influence. But if found guilty, he alone will face life behind bars or execution.