The defense team for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has asked a federal judge to postpone his trial, set to begin Jan. 5, claiming that prosecutors recently released thousands of documents and evidence that have overwhelmed the defense.
A libel lawsuit against conservative radio host Glenn Beck can proceed, a federal judge ruled. The commentator accused a Saudi national of being a conspirator in the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, even after law enforcement had cleared him.
Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say allegations that three defense team members misrepresented themselves as FBI employees while investigating the case in Russia are "false" and "preposterous.”
Aliana Tsarnaev, the sister of the two men suspected of detonating a pair of pressure cooker bombs at the 2013 Boston Marathon, was arrested and released in New York City on Wednesday on a charge of aggravated harassment.
Azamat Tazhayakov, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was found guilty of one count of obstruction of justice and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice in the first trial related to the April 2013 bombing.
The federal law enforcement agent who fatally shot a 27-year-old acquaintance of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev last year has been linked to other violent outbursts while on the job, according to the Boston Globe.