Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleads not guilty to Boston Marathon bombings

I did not expect him to plead guilty of course so that’s a moot point. However, I would not be “nonchalant” if I were in his shoes. But then of course teenagers are not particularly famous for being able to wrap their minds around the consequences of their actions.

Methinks the dude will gradually wake up to the reality of what a deep mess he has thrown himself  into once the proceedings get underway.

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The 19-year-old terrorist suspect appeared, at different times, anxious and nonchalant.


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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s apologists were out in full force Wednesday outside the federal courthouse. Supporters feel he has been framed as part of a government conspiracy.

Looking alternately fidgety and nonchalant, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said he was not guilty of the Boston bombings.

The 19-year-old suspected terrorist even yawned and rubbed his face as Judge Marianne Bowler read the charges against him, which could carry the death penalty. He had a wound on the left side of his face and a cast on his left arm.

A U.S. marshal's van, believed to be carrying Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, arrives at the federal courthouse for his arraignment Wednesday. It was his first public appearance since he was captured April 19.

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A U.S. marshal’s van, believed to be carrying Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, arrives at the federal courthouse for his arraignment Wednesday. It was his first public appearance since he was captured April 19.

He said “not guilty” seven times in a Russian accent.

After the eight-minute arraignment, Tsarnaev flashed a crooked smile and blew a kiss to members of his family who were in attendance.

Duke La Touf, of Las Vegas, stands in support of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday in Boston. The sign references a conspiracy theory that the attacks were staged by the government as an excuse to rein in civil liberties.

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Duke La Touf, of Las Vegas, stands in support of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday in Boston. The sign references a conspiracy theory that the attacks were staged by the government as an excuse to rein in civil liberties.

Survivors of the bombings, as well as family members of the four who died during the attack and subsequent manhunt, were hushed throughout the proceeding.

The next hearing is scheduled for Sept. 23.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officers wear “Collier Strong” armbands in memory of fallen MIT police Officer Sean Collier on Wednesday.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officers wear “Collier Strong” armbands in memory of fallen MIT police Officer Sean Collier on Wednesday.

It was Tsarnaev’s first public appearance since his capture in April.

He faces 30 charges that include use of a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death, deadly bombing of a public place and carjacking.

MIT police officers stand at attention outside the federal courthouse prior to arraignment for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday.

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MIT police officers stand at attention outside the federal courthouse prior to arraignment for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday.

Seventeen of the charges against him carry the death penalty. Attorney General Eric Holder will decide whether prosecutors will pursue capital punishment.

Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, allegedly detonated two pressure cooker bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and wounding over 260.

Boston Marathon bombing victim Karen Brassard makes her way into the federal courthouse for the arraignment of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday

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Boston Marathon bombing victim Karen Brassard makes her way into the federal courthouse for the arraignment of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday

Three days later, prosecutors say, the brothers fatally shot an MIT campus police officer, Sean Collier, during the start of their frenetic getaway.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed by cops during a wild shootout in Watertown, Mass. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev allegedly ran his own wounded brother over with a Mercedes SUV as he fled the scene.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/tsarnaev-pleads-guilty-boston-marathon-bombings-article-1.1395260#ixzz2YgOIno1Y

 

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