The Boston Marathon Bombing trial begins today, with opening arguments in the trial of suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev getting underway at 9 a.m. in Boston. For trial watchers hoping to get a peek inside the federal courtroom in Boston, WBUR reports that no cameras (video or otherwise) are allowed in the courtrooms on federal cases.
Twitter updates from reporters who are in the courtroom will be the only way to keep up with the latest information on the trial in real-time.
Coverage of the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial, who was charged in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that killed three and injured 260, will be available via real-time reports from inside the court by reporters from WBZ-TV and WBZ NewRadio 1030.
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In addition, searching Twitter for the hashtags #Tsarnaev and #BostonBombing should provide a stream of information on the trial, but it’s best to follow members of the media who are inside the courtroom to avoid online chatter that may not be accurate.
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It has been almost two years since the explosions at the Boston Marathon. CNN reports that opening statements in the trial will bring back “vivid memories of the carnage” that the two pressure cooker bombs caused when they exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.
Three people who died in the blasts, more than 260 people were injured, including 16 people who lost limbs. In addition to the deaths and injuries at the Boston Marathon, an MIT police officer was also killed after being ambushed in his patrol car three days after the Boston Marathon bombings. It is alleged that he was killed by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, now 21 and his brother, Tamerlan, 26. Tamerlan was later killed in a gun battle with police, and Dzhokhar was later found hiding in a boat on a trailer in Watertown, Massachusetts.
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