Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against persons and property resulting in death. He made his first court appearance from his room at Beth Israel Hospital where he is in stable but serious condition.
Tsarnaev was apprehended Friday after a manhunt that shut down the city of Boston for an entire day, and has been hospitalized and in serious condition since. Conscious, but unable to speak due to wounds to his neck, Tsarnaev is reported to be answering questions from investigators in writing. The Obama administration said Tsarnaev will not be charged as an enemy combatant.
Meanwhile, Boston has begun the mourning process for the victims of last Monday’s attacks, with memorials for the three dead, and a moment of silence planned for this afternoon at the time of the first bomb went off. Law enforcement officials say that evidence discovered since last Monday points to plans for future attacks.
Mark Degon, reporter and editor for WBUR in Boston