Boston Bombers Used Cambridge Arsenal In Final Fight: Prosecutors
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[June 04, 2014]
BOSTON (Reuters) - The ethnic
Chechen brothers accused of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing
returned to their family's Cambridge, Massachusetts, apartment to gather
weapons after the FBI released photos of the duo three days after the
attack, prosecutors said on Tuesday.
Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who are accused of shooting dead a
Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer the night of
April 18, 2013, sprang into action after U.S. officials released
photos, according to court papers filed in U.S. District Court in
"Almost immediately, (Dzhokhar) Tsarnaev left UMass-Dartmouth, drove
back to Cambridge, and met his brother at the Norfolk Street
apartment, where they collected a small arsenal of weapons,
including at least six bombs, a handgun and other weapons, and then
embarked on a murderous crime spree," federal prosecutors said in a
Prosecutors are arguing against a bid by defense attorneys to have
evidence found in the search of that apartment thrown out at
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's upcoming trial on charges of committing the
bombing that killed three people and injured 264.
Prosecutors say the brothers killed the MIT police officer and
engaged in a gun battle with police in the Boston suburb of
Watertown, Massachusetts, that ended with 26-year-old Tamerlan dead.
Dzhokhar, now 20, briefly escaped and was captured the following
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He is now awaiting trial and faces the risk of execution if
convicted of carrying out the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S.
soil since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington.
(Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Jim Loney)
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