August 20th, 2013
02:52 AM ET

Boston bombing suspect had severe wounds

Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev suffered multiple and severe gunshot injuries before his capture in April, newly released court documents show.

The most serious of the injuries was a gunshot wound that appeared to enter through the left inside of his mouth and exit through the lower left side of his face, said Stephen Ray Odom, a trauma surgeon who treated Tsarnaev at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

"This was a high-powered injury that has resulted in skull-base fracture, with injuries to the middle ear, the skull base, ... his ... vertebrae ... as well as injury to the pharynx, (and) the mouth." Odom said in testimony given April 22, three days after Tsarnaev was arrested following the bombing.


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  1. chrissy

    Oh boo hoo! At least hes still breathing which is more than can be said for some of his victims!

    August 20, 2013 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    I truly couldn't care less about this idiot's wounds.

    August 20, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • ronvan

      Exactly! To bad they didn't put him down when they had the chance!

      August 22, 2013 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |