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. banasy©

    I am also somewhat amused at the diametrically opposed position he proposed on the Friday thread. Romney would be proud.

    April 21, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Ah i see if i post something stupid it will go thru! How lame.

    April 21, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    He has not been declared an enemy combatant yet & Miranda rights would be read to him when & if he is out of his sedated state.

    April 21, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      and what's the point of reading charges to an intubated, sedated man? what? they gonna stop the propofol drip?

      April 21, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Our justice system has successfully prosecuted all terror suspects except for 6 who were handed over to military tribunal. Let the FBI & the justice dept do their jobs and keep the politicians away. They are the ones not to be trusted here.

    April 21, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Politicians with there interference in order to make political hay (which they should be munching) is the last thing prosecutors require.

    April 21, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Yea i see that @ saywhat and they deleted bobcats posts too yet left the name calling ones from hamsta. Go freakin figure!

    April 21, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Hamsta

    when I was interrogated about Kelvin the police kicked my door in unannounced, marched straight to my bedroom, dragged me out of bed by my feet letting my head hit the floor, putting a boot in my face they handcuffed me, dragged me out of my house and literally threw me in the back of a squad car. I wasn't read my Miranda Rights until they threw the folder on the table. then they opened the folder and showed me pictures. they took out a bunch of papers and started reading to me what they thought they knew. then they slapped me around awhile and asked me the same 12 questions for the next eight hours. they didn't care that I was injured. they treated me this bad yet I wasn't even a suspect. even though this guy maybe innocent it makes me sick that liberal fools want to give this suspected enemy combatant more rights than I had.

    April 21, 2013 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I just read a CNN news article about the possibility that the 19-year-old suspect was brainwashed by his older, father-figure brother and followed him. Acquaintances of the two alleged terrorists were interviewed.
    Journalists, please don't hype this terrorist act into a poor-innocent-naive-teenager story. That would sell as heated, mega-liberal news, but it would endanger Americans terribly.

    April 22, 2013 at 4:32 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      He is far from a naive kid. He may have been influenced heavily by his older brother, but in the end, 19 is quite old enough to know exactly what he was doing, and why.

      April 22, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  9. ronvan

    KAY: YES, miranda rights can be confusing, however, taking "contol" over someone, officers can just say, your not under arrest but for my and your safety I am going to cuff you. Miranda cannot be given if the person, suspect, is not able to respond. Once a decision is made to take the person into custody miranda is given. This situation has a couple of factors in that, initially, the suspect was unable to answer questions, so miranda not given. Now they are reporting that he is awake, cannot talk, but is writing? NO miranda yet? OUR government passed an "exception" to the miranda issue but there is a question as to if it is legal or not? MY understanding of this is that the Feds.?, who ever is talking to him, are trying to determine if there are any more people involved? At any rate I bet you that any information they are getting out of him right now will be challenged in court.

    April 22, 2013 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  10. ronvan

    REALLY? Enemy combantant? The only thing I have heard, so far, is SUSPECT! Miranda: NOT given yet. Today they are saying he is awake, being questioned, and writing? NO miranda yet! FACTS? Hard to even comment on as so many news agencies reported wrong events. IF you just take what we have seen & told it would seem that this is a slam dunk case? I doubt it! I would HOPE, that the feds. have alot more "evidence" that we have not heard about, to make their case stronger?

    April 22, 2013 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    And, as usual, CNN will not let me post. Shoddily site.

    April 22, 2013 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  12. Animal Mother

    These terr-o-rists were children! save the children! what about the children? Mother loves all her animals.

    April 22, 2013 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  13. Matt

    Look at Syria left unarmed, Assad drops barrel bombs on them and they yell out Allahu Akbar so for whatever reason when they are under the pump they turn to Allah and Jihad. What the pump is in this case we don't know.

    April 24, 2013 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
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