New unsealed court documents say that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received a gunshot wound to his face among other wounds.
Court documents unsealed on Aug. 19 include testimony by the trauma surgeon that treated Tsarnaev after his capture. The testimony, from April 22, 3 days after Tsarnaev was captured, describes "multiple gunshot wounds," including one to the face.
"The most severe [gunshot wound] appears to have entered through the left side inside of his mouth and exited the left face, lower face." Dr. Stephen Ray Odom, trauma surgeon
Tsarnaev has been charged by a grand jury with 30 crimes, including the use of a weapon of mass destruction, killing 4 people, bombing a public place and multiple firearm offenses, among others. 17 of the 30 charges carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment or the death penalty.
The parents of Katherine Russell, the wife of deceased suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, appeared at a grand jury hearing Sept. 12 in Boston. They were questioned for 3 hours, although neither Russell's attorney nor federal authorities would comment on the nature of the questions. Russell has not been charged with anything.
Federal prosecutors have indicated that they will call 80-100 witnesses and that the trial would last 3 to 4 months.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26 (left), was killed after a gunfight with police on April 19. His brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19 (right), evaded capture for 20 hours. He was hospitalized with gunshot wounds and remains in custody.
Handguns, a rifle and 6 bombs -- 3 of which exploded -- were recovered from the scene of the shootout. Some 200 rounds of ammunition were fired in a 5- to 10-minute period. Fragments of BBs and nails and other pieces of the bomb that were recovered will be used by investigators to reconstruct the device.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reportedly scrawled a note with a pen on the inside of the boat where he was hiding out. CBS cited anonymous sources in reporting that his note details the motives behind the attack that he and his brother are accused of carrying out.
The note may be crucial admissible evidence during Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial. He reportedly made a similar confession to FBI investigators after his arrest, but defense attorneys may seek to throw this out since it was given before he was read his Miranda warning.
Dzhokhar told investigators that they found the designs for the pressure cooker bombs and the pipe bombs recovered in Watertown from the al Qaeda magazine "Inspire." Details like using black powder from fireworks as their explosive are consistent with the instructions offered by the terrorist organization.
A U.S. congressional delegation met with Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) in Moscow on June 2 to discuss what Russia knew about Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Both sides also discussed how the 2 countries can better work together on terrorism issues.
An FBI agent fatally shot a friend of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev near Orlando on May 22. The agent had been questioning Ibragim Todashev, 27, who confessed to a triple-homicide near Boston in September 2011 and implicated Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
Three college friends of suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (right) -- Azamat Tazhayakov (left), Dias Kadyrbayev (middle), Robel Phillipos (not pictured) -- have been indicted by a federal grand jury for obstruction of justice and lying to investigators.
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