Boston Marathon Bombing Summary

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Brandon Barker Current Event A long-time friend of the alleged Boston Marathon bomber testified in court today that he gave Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the gun later used in the shooting death of an MIT police officer. Stephen Silva, 21, told the court that he would consider Tsarnaev "one of my best friends." Silva is currently in prison after he was the subject of an undercover federal drug investigation last year and signed a plea deal with the government. While wearing a beige prison jumpsuit, Silva testified that two months before the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line, he gave Tsarnaev a 9-millimeter handgun that had an "obliterated" serial number. The gun was later used in the fatal shooting of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, according…show more content…
They also testified that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sped in an SUV toward the struggle, ultimately running over his older brother. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to the 30 counts against him, including charges of using a "weapon of mass destruction resulting in death," but his defense attorney has said that he participated in the bombing. Summary: The trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev begins at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse in South Boston, Massachusetts. During the trial's first day, Tsarnaev's attorneys surprise the court by admitting that he is responsible for the terror attack. Meanwhile, prosecutors show new video footage from the marathon scene and witnesses share their vivid, disturbing memories of that day. Tsarnaev faces a total of 30 charges, 17 of which come with the possibility of the death penalty. Opinion: I think that him admitting to the crime was the smart thing to do. If he had denied it, it would have made the process much longer and he would have ended up losing the case anyways. I do hope he gets the death penalty. This was an act of terrorism on US soil and that can’t be left

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