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Boston bombing prosecution rests its case

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 01:32

The Boston bombing jury hears of gruesome deaths as prosecution calls its final witness, in the case where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is charged with killing three and injuring 264 others. Gavino Garay reports.

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The Boston bombing jury heard final testimony from medical examiners on Monday about one of the blasts that ripped through runners and onlookers at the finish line of the 2013 Boston marathon. The accused, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is charged with the bombing that killed three and injured more than 260 others. Massachusetts' Chief Medical Examiner Henry Nields showed the jury 8-year-old Martin Richard's bloodstained New England Patriots T-shirt, worn on the day he died. He said a piece of shrapnel appeared to have gone straight through Richard's body. Holes on the t-shirt, he said, correlated with injuries to the child's torso. Nields was the last witness called by the prosecution. The shrapnel from a homemade pressure cooker bomb, also ripped through Chinese exchange student Lingzi Lu's legs. A Boston medical examiner said the 23-year old bled to death in minutes. The jury ALSO saw surveillance photos and video of Tsarnaev standing in the crowd in front of the of The Forum restaurant where prosecutors say Tsarnaev left the bomb that killed Richard and Lu. The surveillance evidence showed a backpack at his feet, and Tsarnaev making a 19-second phone call about a minute before the blast. Now that the prosecution has rested, defense attorneys will begin calling witnesses. It is not clear if Tsarnaev will testify in his own defense Tsarnaev faces death or life in prison if convicted.

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Boston bombing prosecution rests its case

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 01:32