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  • Apr 20, 2014
  • Updated: 1:33am

Boston Marathon bombs

On April 15, 2013, two bomb blasts rocked the annual Boston Marathon, injuring more than 170 people and killing three others: Martin Richard, 8; Krystle Campbell, 29; and Lu Lingzu, 23, a Chinese student at Boston University. The suspects later forced a standoff with authorities. They were identified as two ethnic Chechen brothers from southern Russia who had been in the US for about a decade, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan, who died in the gun battle. Dzhokhar was arrested on April 19, 2013.

Could Boston bombings been prevented with an arrest?

It was a shocking slaying in a Boston suburb that sometimes goes years without one homicide, let alone three at once. The victims' throats had been sliced in a home on a tree-lined street, marijuana and cash strewn over their bodies.

Wednesday, 16 April, 2014, 10:00pm

FBI agent 'justified' in shooting Boston bomb suspect's friend, says Florida prosecutor

An FBI agent who shot dead a friend of one of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers during an interrogation will not face criminal prosecution, a Florida prosecutor said yesterday.

26 Mar 2014 - 4:11am

FBI agent in Boston bombings in clear over shooting of suspect's friend

Investigators have concluded an FBI agent should be cleared of wrongdoing over the fatal shooting of a Chechen immigrant while he was being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, a US law enforcement official said.

23 Mar 2014 - 6:39am

'Detrimental' statement by Boston Marathon bomb suspect claimed

An FBI agent overheard Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev make a "statement to his detriment" when his sister visited him in prison, US prosecutors said. Prosecutors did not reveal what Tsarnaev said, but they objected to what they called an attempt by Tsarnaev's lawyers to suppress the statement.

2 Mar 2014 - 6:06am

Boston runners to honour slain Chinese student

The organisers of the Boston Marathon have reserved 15 places for runners to compete in honour of Lu Lingzi, the mainland student who died in the bombing attack on the event last year, local media have reported.

7 Feb 2014 - 5:33am

US to seek death penalty for accused Boston bomber

Accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be put to death if he is found guilty of planting bombs that killed three people and wounded 264 at the Boston Marathon last year, the US government’s chief prosecutor said on Thursday.

31 Jan 2014 - 7:24am

Rolling Stone sparks storm with Boston bombing suspect cover

Rolling Stone defended on Wednesday a cover story on Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, which triggered angry claims that it was “glamorising terrorism” and calls to boycott the US magazine.

19 Jul 2013 - 1:59am 1 comment

Chinese Boston bombing victim's family to get US$2.2m

The family of a Chinese graduate student killed in the Boston Marathon bombing will reportedly receive US$2.2 million compensation, prompting a social media outcry over the lack of comparable assistance for disaster victims on the mainland.

10 Jul 2013 - 5:40am 5 comments

Boston bombing suspect allegedly wrote anti-US messages inside boat

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev scrawled anti-American messages inside the boat where he lay wounded, according to US federal prosecutors.

29 Jun 2013 - 5:01am

Runners complete Boston Marathon cut short by bomb attack in April

Thousands of runners and supporters have taken to the streets of Boston to complete a marathon that many were forced to abandon last month after bombs exploded near the finish line.

27 May 2013 - 4:42am

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