Monday, April 6, 2015

Prosecutor, in Closing Argument, Depicts Boston Marathon Bombings Defendant as Extremist

BOSTON — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, on trial in the 2013 bombings at the Boston Marathon, was an extremist who “wanted to punish America,” a prosecutor, Aloke Chakravarty, said Monday during the government’s closing statement.
“That day, they felt they were soldiers,” Mr. Chakravarty, an assistant United States attorney, said of Mr. Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan, now dead, as Mr. Chakravarty described the attacks as a deliberate act, planned in retaliation for American-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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