Boston bombing suspect could be informed of charges today
Dzokhar Tsarnaev could be informed of charges as early as Sunday, a Department of Justice official tells CNN.
April 21st, 2013
10:57 AM ET

Boston bombing suspect could be informed of charges today

Federal officials hope to inform Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of charges as early as today, a Department of Justice official tells CNN's Pamela Brown.

The 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing remains in serious but stable condition in a Boston hospital, where he's under heavy guard.

While a presentment of charges could take place Sunday, an official arraignment would take place later. Normally, a person who faces federal charges must be arraigned within 48 hours.

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  1. Kay

    Ok, again, if you read my previous post you will see why he does not have to be read his rights AT THIS TIME! Once he is able to converse, then YES, it is required.

    April 21, 2013 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I assure you he was read his rights the minute he was apprehended.

      April 21, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      ...when he was clearly still able to communicate, as he was negotiating with law enforcement.

      April 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      that's the the problem with "you people" adding these personal and illicit qualifiers to peoples' civil rights...personally im still wondering about that "boston lockdown"...

      April 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      ...and the poor innocent man who had to stripped down naked...

      April 21, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      @ banasy, according to Justice officials the 19-year-old was not read his rights

      April 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      hamsta...you the fool: who labels you the enemy?

      April 21, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      boston lockdown was a petri dish of civil rights violations: those people can peer through your roof from a helic0pter...not just heat detect...but actually see you without or without clothes...

      April 21, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      @Mary: I had read conflicting reports; that is why I thought he had been read his rights. Apparently that is not the case. Thanks.

      April 21, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Mary: I had read contradictory reports. This is why I was under the impression that he was given his rights. Thanks.

      April 21, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Hamsta, as informed as you think you are on every topic, im surprised youre not ruling the world by now!

    April 21, 2013 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jersey Joe

    Hey.. he's a brand new citizen...( sept 11,2012). Give him his rights..

    April 21, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dazzle ©

    Hamsta what the heck are you talking about with Chevys and Al Queda?

    April 21, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    @ hamsta, With the NDAA being signed into law this past January, any American can be detained indefinately, without a lawyer or a speedy trial on the say so of law enforcement with nothing but their word... Much like this story is being presented

    April 21, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Ya I'm aware of that Mary, but Miranda rights along with other rights never did apply to enemy combatantants whp commit acts of war. That is exactly the reason all these liberal fools made such a big deal that Bush wanted to labwl the terrorists as enwmy combatants and give them military, not civilian trials.

      April 21, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      You have certainly changed your tune after your post on Fridays, where you thought this kid was being railroaded, Hamsta.

      April 21, 2013 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      @ hamsta, who's to stop the Government from deeming YOU an enemy combatant for ANY reason ...

      April 22, 2013 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  6. Connor Singerline

    This is terrible. I cannot believe something like this happened. There are so many tragic events happened on what seems like an almost daily basis. I am praying for everyone involved in these events. Hopefully we will soon find out what the motive was. I am glad we were able to capture him while he was still alive.

    April 21, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

      @ Connor Singerline:
      Motive? An anonymous nurse stated that she handed the patient a notepad and pencil and asked, "why did you do it?"
      He wrote, "idiot. Right now I'm the most famous person in the USA, and in every Islamic, theocratic country my transfiguration into sainthood is progressing to applause."

      April 21, 2013 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    These are the first comments I've been able to read for about a week.
    I can't imagine that our administration is not guiding the complete accuracy of this alleged terrorist's charges in complying with laws as they affect this case at this time.

    April 21, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Hamsta i do not have the reply to feature on my phone so i would have no idea what youre replying too or to whom.

    April 21, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Hamsta, i know youre correct on the enemy combatant thing. Dont know if that applies in this situation since they are citizens of the US though.

    April 21, 2013 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Hamsta

    Okay Chrissy I was just replying to your question of why CNN won't report on the Texas explosion. It's because Obamacare, taxing the rich, and over regulation is causing companies to overlook safety issues while they increase production with less man power. That results in terrible accidents like the Deep Water Horizon, tje Texas explosion and the man that was recently injured at my job. CNN does not want to tell you about all this because it makes Obama look bad. About your phone, switch to boost mobile and get an android smart phone, it's cheaper and better.

    April 21, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    The systemic glitch is back. I can no longer read comments.

    April 21, 2013 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

    Yep... here's the little monster folks. With the weekend here, heavily gaurded with personel on time and aa half, with most American taxpayers on 40 hours or less to foot the bill. Who cares when you don't have to account for the money you spend that isn't yours to begin with. Having said that, as far as I'm concerened he should of been deported before he cost us one thin dime. But the naive United States Government felt sorry and even indebted for his innocent, poor, impoverished looking little face. As a result? He was let in. Just like most of us were let in at one time or another. So what happened? What made this immigrant any different? Let's not make no racist comments or have profiling in this answer, but this kid did some damage to others. Why?

    April 21, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Lol nope i have unlimited everything for $40 a month so boost is not cheaper thanks though.

    April 21, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

    Heavily gaurded huh? Any bombs up his butt? Do ya think I'm joking? Just sayin'.

    April 21, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. dazzle ©

    This individual isn't fooled either. Brilliant my friend!! LOL!!

    April 21, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
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