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Tsarnaev to be tried in federal court, not military tribunal

Posted by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:35 PM
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http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/white-house-tsarnaev-federal-court-19016153#.UXV0ubU3s1-


The White House says the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will not be tried as an enemy combatant in a military tribunal.

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

He says President Barack Obama's entire national security team supports the decision.

Tsarnaev is a naturalized U.S. citizen. Carney says that under U.S. law U.S. citizens cannot be tried in military commissions. Carney says that since Sept. 11, 2001, the federal court system has been used to convict and incarcerate hundreds of terrorists.

Tsarnaev, 19, and his older brother and suspected co-conspirator, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, were born in southern Russia.

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AlekD
by Gold Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:37 PM

He has been official charged just now as well, specific charges not yet known.

owl0210
by Bronze Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:41 PM
I figured that would happen since he's a citizen.
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GotSomeKids
by Silver Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:41 PM

ok

owl0210
by Bronze Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:48 PM
He's being charged with conspiring to use WMD against persons and property in U.S. resulting in death.

Quoting AlekD:

He has been official charged just now as well, specific charges not yet known.

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OHgirlinCA
by Platinum Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:48 PM

 That makes sense since he is a U.S. citizen...

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Yes, I just caught a bit of this on the news.


lokilover
by Bronze Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Wasn't happy with his Miranda rights not being given, but glad to hear they will do the prosecuting the right way.

DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on Apr. 22, 2013 at 2:03 PM

I hope they include treason in his list of charged atrocities. 

DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on Apr. 22, 2013 at 2:04 PM

I just cannot fathom being the person assigned or hired to defend this piece of $hit. 

JoshRachelsMAMA
by JRM on Apr. 22, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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Miranda does not need to be given immediately.

Quoting lokilover:

Wasn't happy with his Miranda rights not being given, but glad to hear they will do the prosecuting the right way.

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