BOSTON — (CNN) After weeks of thespian and emotionally slashing testimony, jurors began deliberations Tuesday in a hearing of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
The 21-year-old indicted Boston Marathon bomber faces life in jail or a genocide penalty.
On Monday, a jury saw a video of a impulse a explosve exploded and disemboweled an 8-year-old child and ripped a leg off his sister. The blast killed a 23-year-old connoisseur tyro from China. The jurors listened some-more fear from Apr 15, 2013. At one point, prosecutors played a video that showed a stage after a explosve exploded — blood and harmed victims everywhere and a sounds of a child howling. His mom mislaid her leg.
“The suspect brought terrorism into a backyards and categorical streets,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Aloke Chakravarty said. “The suspect suspicion that his values were some-more critical than a people around him. He wanted to watchful a mujahedeen, a holy warriors, so he chose Patriots’ Day, Marathon Monday,” a time for families to accumulate and watch a marathon.
Tsarnaev’s invulnerability profession Judy Clarke attempted to convince jurors that her client’s comparison brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in a shootout with military days after a apprehension attack, was a inciter of a marathon plot. The younger man, Clarke said, was usually following his comparison brother.
“If not for Tamerlan, it would not have happened,” Clarke argued.
Bomb survivors and victims’ family members wiped divided tears and comforted one another in court.
Tsarnaev fidgeted during a invulnerability list as he has finished via a trial.
Bill Richard, father of explosve plant Martin Richard, 8, craned his neck to watch Tsarnaev as a prosecutor spoke.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “chose a day when a eyes of a universe would be on Boston,” Chakravarty said. “He chose a day when there would be civilians on a sidewalks, and he targeted those civilians: men, women and children.”
The counsel waited a beat.
“He wanted to scare this country. He wanted to retaliate America for what it was doing to his people.”
The prosecutor showed a design of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, in a marathon crowd.
The day of a bombings, Chakravarty said, “they felt they were soldiers. They were a mujahedeen and they were bringing their conflict to Boston.”
The depends and probable consequences
Tsarnaev is indicted of 30 counts, including environment off weapons of mass drop during a open eventuality as an act of terrorism. Seventeen of those depends lift a judgment of genocide or life imprisonment.
If Tsarnaev is found guilty of during slightest one of a 17 collateral counts, a hearing will ensue to a second phase, a supposed chastisement phase.
That partial of a hearing will embody justification of aggravating and mitigating factors, and a jury will be asked to import elements that make this crime generally iniquitous opposite sum from Tsarnaev’s credentials and mental health story that would import in his favor.
Since testimony began Mar 4, sovereign prosecutors have called 92 witnesses, and a invulnerability only four. It seemed a mismatch from a start. “He was there,” Clarke conceded as a hearing opened, though a invulnerability plan always had been to concentration on persuading a jury to gangling Tsarnaev’s life.
Jurors were shown a print of Tsarnaev station by a tree behind a family of Martin Richard.
“These children weren’t trusting to him,” a prosecutor said. “They were American. He knew what that bag was designed to do.”
Chakravarty quoted Martin’s father who progressing testified, “I theory we were only detrimental that day.”
But fitness had zero to do with a Boston bombings, a prosecutor said.
“This was a cold, intentional, belligerent act,” he said. The brothers’ acts that day were intended, he said, “to make a point. To tell America, ‘We won’t be terrorized by we anymore. We will scare you.’ “
Retelling a terrifying day
The invulnerability has confirmed that Tsarnaev, who was 19 and flunking out of college during a University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, fell underneath a lean of his older, some-more radicalized brother.
“In a past few weeks, we have come face to face with tragedy, pang and grief in measure nothing of us could imagine,” Clarke said. “We’ve listened words, we’ve listened screams and we’ve listened cries. For this pang and pain, there is no excuse.”
She concurred her customer participated in a “senseless act.”
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a Golden Gloves boxer, had hoped to salary jihad, and his slacker younger hermit was only along for a ride, a invulnerability has maintained.
During a 15-minute come-back period, prosecutor William Weinreb told jurors not to be dreaming by a defense’s “attempt to indicate a finger during somebody else.”
“There should be no doubt in your mind that a suspect and his hermit are equally guilty,” he said. They were “partners in crime.”
Weinreb forked out that after a bombing, Tsarnaev went to a grocery store.
“Tamerlan Tsarnaev didn’t spin his hermit into a murderer. To fragment a bodies of women and children with a homemade form of bomb, we have to be opposite from other people,” a prosecutor said. “If we are able of such hate, such callousness that we can murder and censor 20 people and afterwards expostulate to Whole Foods and buy some milk, can we unequivocally censure it on your brother?”
Final moments of a victims
From a start, prosecutors presented a constrained box in that a horrors of Apr 15 to 19, 2013, were vividly brought to life once again.
They began with a stories of bombing survivors and initial responders, who described acts of bravery and care amid stupidity and chaos.
The final moments of a 3 Boston Marathon spectators who died were recounted by a people who were by their sides.
According to testimony, Tamerlan Tsarnaev set off a explosve done from a 6-quart vigour cooker, explosve powder from fireworks, channel tape, nails and BBs on Boylston Street nearby a finish line. That bomb, that exploded nearby Marathon Sports, claimed a life of Krystle Campbell, a 29-year-old grill manager.
Twelve seconds later, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev allegedly detonated a second, identical explosve outward a Forum restaurant, somewhat some-more than a retard away. That blast killed a boy, Martin Richard, and Lingzi Lu, 23, a connoisseur tyro from China.
Chakravarty’s voice grew soothing Monday as he removed a victims:
Martin’s 69-pound physique “was shattered, broken, eviscerated, burned. There wasn’t a partial of this boy’s physique that wasn’t destroyed.”
Lu “received blast injuries all over her body. Her leg was ripped open, and she bled out.”
Campbell died in reduction than a notation from “massive blast injuries to her reduce extremities. Parts of her physique were shredded.”
Sean Collier, a MIT campus military officer killed 3 days after a bombings, “never had a chance.” He was shot between a eyes. “They assassinated him.”
The brothers allegedly killed a 26-year-old officer for his use arms though couldn’t examine it lax from a reserve holster.
Case ends with gruesome photos and testimony
Carjacked by a brothers
Dun Meng told a jury about his frightening 90 mins with dual carjackers, one who certified being concerned in a marathon bombing. He identified that chairman as Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
Police dismissed 210 rounds during a brothers when they tracked a GPS device in Meng’s stolen Mercedes and cornered them in Watertown, Massachusetts. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev struck Tamerlan, who was wounded, when he charged military in a car. Tamerlan died of his injuries.
“Tamerlan wanted self-murder by cop,” a prosecutor pronounced Monday. “He was prepared for heaven. But a suspect had other plans.”
Dzhokhar ditched a stolen automobile and sought preserve in a dry-docked vessel parked in a trailer in a backyard in Watertown. As he hid, he used a pencil to scrawl what prosecutors called a “manifesto” in that he pronounced he was sceptical of his hermit for failing as a sufferer and reaching paradise. He also lashed out during a United States for policies he pronounced killed Muslims, writing, “I can’t mount to see such immorality go unpunished. We Muslims are one body, we harm one we harm us all.”
Federal prosecutors also presented justification gleaned from searches of a brothers’ computers, including belligerent novel created by tip al Qaeda leaders. And they traced a squeeze of a vigour cookers, ammunition and BBs, that seemed to have been done by Tamerlan.
(Ann O’Neill and Andrew Spencer, CNN)