Do Media failed in reporting of Boston Bombing Case?


Published: April 25, 2013 11.00 a.m. CEST

Update: August 20, 2013 5.46 p.m. CEST Thursday Jan.30, 2014

The USA Attorney General, Erick J.Holder issued the statement today in the case of Dzokhar Tzaranev and Boston’s bombings. The USA Attorney General, Erick J.Holder issued the statement today in the case of Dzokhar Tzaranev and Boston’s bombings. Holder reviews all facts, and he asks that in the case of against Dzokhar Tzaranev, the USA seeks for a death penalty.Federal Attorney General issues a statement published on the web page of the Justice Department.

Severe wounds on the face, legs and left hand had surviving Boston bombings suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev at the time he was captured by the police. Newly released unsealed court documents, as BBC reports, shows he was shot before captured by Boston police.

Dr. Stephen Odom who treated Tsarnaev, testified on April 22, 2013 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, says BBC.

“He told court officials that the worst of Mr Tsarnaev injuries was a gunshot wound from a bullet that entered through his mouth and exited the left side of his face.

“This was a high-powered injury that has resulted in skull-base fracture, with injuries to the middle ear, the skull base, the lateral portion of his C1 vertebrae, with a significant soft-tissue injury, as well as injury to the pharynx, the mouth, and a small vascular injury that’s been treated,” Dr Odom explained, according to the transcript unsealed on Monday”, writes BBC, underlying  that aside injuries, Tsaranev was able to “respond vocally”.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said is “not guilty” on his first appearance at the court room at John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse. According to the CBS news online site and article written on the basis of AP reporting, Boston bombing suspect Dzhkhar Tsarnaev pleads not guilty: “For first one, he leaned toward a microphone and said, “Not guilty,” in a Russian accent. He then said not guilty repeatedly about a half-dozen more times”.

According to CBS affiliate WBZ reporter Jim Armstrong, Tsarnaev entered the courtroom with a brace on his left arm and hand and his hair was “messy and long”.

The “not guilty” plea, writes The Atlantic in an online site article Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleads not guilty to Boston Attacks, following a familiar path, “as odd as it may sound, it is not unusual, it not unusual in high-profile crimes where the suspects seem to have been caught red-handed.”

Federal public defenders together with a prominent lawyer of California Judy Clarke will be in the courtroom at the John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse together with 19-years old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who will have his first public appearance after he is at the detention at the federal medical prison facility in Boston. In a probable cause hearing that should start at 3.30 p.m. Boston local time (EDT) prosecution and defending lawyers will give first statements to the case, or as online Boston ( ) reports:

“While the hearing could be limited to a pro forma reading of charges, experts say it is a venue where both defense attorneys and prosecutors might begin to make key legal moves and signal their strategies. No decision has been announced yet on whether the feds will seek the death penalty, but they may start to prepare the ground”, writes Boston in the article Victims, kin face Dzhokhar Tsarnaev today. 

Dzokhar Tsarnaev (19) faces 30-count indictment as federal ground jury decided to charge him with charges including use of a weapon on mass destruction and bombing that resulted in dead. Federal ground jury decided on this on Thursday, June 27, 2013 as media report in the USA. “He was indicted on charges including using a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a place of public use, resulting in death”, publishes Washington Post  in the article Grand jury returns 30-count indictment against Dzohkhar Tsarnaev in Boston Marathon bombings.

Dzokhar Tsarnaev, 19-years-old suspect in the case of Boston bombing who is recovering in prison at Federal Medical Center Devens, neear Boston spoke to his mother Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, report AP on May 30, 2013 in an article, published by

“He walked without a wheelchair to speak to his mother last week for the first and only phone conversation they have had since he has been in custody”, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva told the AP reporters in Makhachkala, Russia.

In a rare glimpse at Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s state of mind, he told her he was getting better and that he had a very good doctor, but was struggling to understand what happened, she said, underlying he told her in the  phone conversation he is innocent.

The legal defense team of 19-year old Dzokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) suspect for the explosions during Boston Marathon one month ago secretly on May 7 submitted request to the court for an approval of taking photos of Tsarnaev while recovering at the medical prison facility, reports Boston Globe.

US Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler today May 17 granted in portion the request of Dzokhar Tsarnaev defense team to use photo evidence of his injuries and his “evolving mental and physical state,” according to a filing in federal court in Boston, publishes http//, Boston Globe article: Tsarnaev’s lawyers seek permission to photograph him to show “evolving mental and physical state”.

According to the article they will use the photo evidence to “challenge whether he was fit enough to voluntarily provide statements to investigators just after his arrest, according to the filling.”

“US Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler partially granted the request today. She said the US Bureau of Prisons can take the photos of Tsarnaev, rather than the lawyers themselves, citing security policy at the Fort Devens facility where he is being held.  However, Bowler agreed that the defense lawyers can be present when the photos are taken. The pictures can also be shared with prosecutors”, reports Boston Globe.

A year in the federal prison in the USA for one person costs in the range of $25.000 to $75.000, founds out in their online article Adding up of the financial costs of the Boston bombing.

A full year on the University of the Massachusetts at Dartmauth where 19-years old Dzokhar Tsarnaev was enrolled in studying with total fees, board and meals for Massachusetts residents cost around $23.000, according to the Web page of the University.

There is another piece of the story surfacing in relation to his enrollment as a student at UMass Dartmouth University and that he owed to the college a bill of more than $20.000, reports Boston Globe in the article UMass Darthmouth allowed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to carry $20,000 balance while awaiting aid to come through, saying the college said that “students can stay enrolled without full payment if loans and financial aid are expected to come through”.

A university spokesman declined, for Boston Globe Staff Peter Schworm  to discuss the Tsarnaev situation in particular, citing federal privacy law and  he said students in certain circumstances may continue their classes with significant bills for tuition and room and board.

“A student who has an outstanding bill in general would still be allowed to register if they can document extenuating circumstances,” said John Hoey, the university’s assistant chancellor for public affairs. “We monitor it throughout the year.”

An unpaid balance of $20,000, however, is unusual, Hoey said. “Most balances are relatively low,” he said, for Boston Globe declining to comment alleged informations Tsarnaev failed seven classes in three semesters during 2012 and 2013.

What tugged in the life of Dzohkhar Tsarnaev to challenge his status in the USA and change freedom of movement with closed facility facing charges of using the weapons of mass destruction in a form of improvised explosive devices and set him in a center stage of the media story that has covered on several continents.

Nothing from an allegedly Tsarnaev’s Twitter account points he was in largely occupied with his religion or he turn in radicalization or special interest for the Boston Marathon. Although, in one of his tweets he do mentioned it.

According to allegedly Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Twitter account @J_tsar he do mentioned Boston Marathon in August 10, 2012 in a tweet with the content “Boston Marathon isn’t a good place to smoke tho” in communication or reply to the account @therealAbdul_.

What was the discussion about is there any link, or simply Tsarnaev who watched sports just commented on Boston Marathon? It might be just another piece of the puzzle created after explosions in Boston Marathon on which he and now deceased brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev are considered as responsible according to the authorities.

Wall Street Journal online article Boston suspect raised no red flags writes that younger brother is allegedly responsible for use of at least one home made bomb, the detail it is not mentioned in the FBI affidavit for the charges against him.

“The brothers embarked on an alleged crime spree three nights later, and Dzhokhar is suspected of detonating at least one homemade bomb in the midst of the confrontation with police that left Tamerlan dead”, writes in the WSJ article.

And struggling with the pieces of the puzzle that lay down on the table as a team play game media in the USA tries to describe as much as possible on the life of two brothers and especially of Dzokhar Tsarnaev whose life seamed no strange, successfully blended in the American culture after he came in the USA on April 12, 2002 as an eight year boy with his parents through the education system of public Cambridge Ringe and Latin School.

Although, no statement or his tweet could embrace possible transformation in his life of a UMAss Dartmouth student of engineering, follower to @GoogleEarthPics Twitter account, listener of RAP music into someone who searched the answers in radicalized faith.

New York TImes (NYT) in the article The dark site carefully masked spoke with his first roommate Jason Rowe during freshman year, a coach of Tsarnaev wrestling high school team, Peter Payak, and two 18-years friends of Dzokhar with Chechen origin, Junes Umarov and Baudy Mazaev, although it seem they new nothing outside the glanced image of the person they knew and that was Dzokhar, as a model of good sportsmanship, steady temperament and of usual teenager boys sphere of interest, excited by his American citizenship he got in September 11 of 2012, as New York Times reports.

Was there any transformation in Dzokhar Tsarnaev’s life he started to embrace as a result of growing role of his brother Tamerlan after their parents got divorced and traced back to Russian Republic Dagestan. As NYT article says: “while the younger brother prayed daily during lunch breaks at Cambridge Ringe and Latin School, at least on occasion in his dormitory, he never appeared especially devoted”.

According to NYT story and a statement to them of a 18-years old Baudy Mazaev who is Dzokhar’s friend of high school, Dzokhar was “irritated by the new devotion of his brother” with religion.

“During one visit about two years ago (when Dzokhar was 17-years old), Mazaev told reporters, Tamerlan ordered him and Dzokhar to sit and forced the two teenagers to read a book about fundamentals of Islam and prayers”, reports NYT.

After it the teenagers started to avoid Tamerlan’s apartment, although NYT article says: “that did not diminished the importance role of Tamerlan as an older brother in Dzokhar’s life”.

The brothers lived separately on different places despite the FBI collected record of both brothers living together at the same address. Their affidavit stated that according to Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicle, both shared the same address on Norflok Street in Cambridge, Mass, which is on around one hour and a half driving toward sophomore dormitory Pine Dale Halle at UMass-Dartmouth.

Despite existing FBI affidavit investigators looks for other evidence to support their claims for the suspect.

On Friday May 4, law-enforcement authorities continued to look for other possible evidence in the case of Boston Marathon explosion and according to the Boston Globe article of May4, especially in the “wooded area off Smith Neck Road”, says to the reporters “a woman who lives on the street but asked not to be identified”.

The story brings the statements of other citizens of Darmouth who lives few miles on Gulf Road that “in the weeks before the Marathon bombing, he heard an explosion in a secluded, wooded area near his home”.

“I just heard, boom!” said John Arruda, 41. “It was windows rattling, that type of crazy, what was that? It made me go outside and look. . . I thought, honestly, I was going to hear that some factory blew up in Fall River.”, reports Boston Globe underlying that Arruda explained this to the police and FBI.

“When you start to think about it,” Arruda said, “would they test it up around Boston, or would they test it out in the woods here?”, reports Boston Globe reportersWesley Lowery and Brian MacQuarrie


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