Warning: Some may find the content of this video emotionally disturbing. Video contains actual video footage from the second bomb detonation during the 2013 Boston Marathon.
The trial of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is underway and along with it has come the release of some never-before-seen video surveillance footage. One video shows Tsarnaev fleeing the scene just seconds before the second bomb detonated in the Boston streets. Tsarvaev was so close to the bomb when it exploded that he can be seen at the edge of the video during the actual blast. After the blast, Tsarvaev can be seen pushing through the crowd of terrified bystanders.
The short 12-second video speaks volumes to the shock and horror of the Boston Marathon bombing. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is charged with setting the second bomb which is responsible for killing the youngest Boston bombing victim who was just 8-years-old. In the new video released during Dzhokhar’s trial, you can watch as the bomber stands near the backpack containing the bomb. He slowly makes his way away from the site as the first explosion is heard down the street.
People can be seen standing on tables and chairs trying to see what is happening down the road. However, they have no idea that they are about to experience the horrifying ordeal for themselves up close. After the first bomb detonates, Dzhokhar can be seen pushing through the crowd away from the backpack. The bomb detonates as he is still in surveillance camera view. The screen lights up as the bomb explodes and Dzhokhar can then be seen pushing through the crowds attempting to flee the scene.
The Daily Mail reports that the prosecution has also presented a series of damning tweets made by Dzhokhar just a week before the bombing.
“‘If you have the knowledge and the inspiration all that’s left is to take action,’ he tweeted April 7, a little over a week before the bombings. ‘I want the highest levels of Jannah,’ he tweeted March 10, referring to the Islamic concept of paradise. ‘I want to be able to see allah every single day for that is the best of pleasures.'”
On the second day of trial, one of the most emotional testimonies was given by the father of the youngest Boston bombing victim who was just 8-years-old. The father spoke about the last moments he had with his son and the heart-wrenching decisions he had to make that day. His 6-year-old daughter lost her leg in the bombing and the father was forced to leave the side of his dead son in order to seek help for his critically injuries daughter.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial is still underway and prosecuting attorneys have presented a large number of videos and photos taken from the horrifying scene the day of the Boston Marathon bombing that have never-before-been-seen. Jurors have been bombarded with the horrific images daily throughout the trial.