Nearly two years since the attack on the Boston Marathon, the trial for suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got underway Wednesday in a federal courtroom in Boston. Federal prosecutor William Weinreb says that both Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan who dies in a gun battle days after the bombing, were terrorists whose mission was to maim and kill.
Tsarnaev faces 30 charges including the use of a weapon of mass destruction. According to Boston’s WBUR, 17 of these charges carry the possibility of the death penalty.
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