Tsarnaev appears in court for first time since 2013

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.

Security was tight at the federal courthouse in Boston for Tsarnaev’s final pretrial conference. Tensions ran high, and one bombing victim had a testy exchange with protesters outside.

During the brief court hearing, US District Court George O’Toole Jr. made no rulings, saying he would rule in writing on pending motions, including the defense’s latest push to move the trial out of Boston.

David Bruck, one of Tsarnaev’s lawyers, told the judge that the defense plans to file a motion to delay the trial, which is now scheduled to begin on Jan. 5 with jury selection. Bruck did not say how long of a delay the defense will seek.

At one point, the mother-in-law of Ibragim Todashev called out to Tsarnaev in Russian in the courtroom. Elena Teyer said she told him: “We pray for you. Be strong, my son. We know you are innocent”…

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  • Brett_McS

    I don’t know what it is like in Canada, but I have been on a couple of juries in Australia, and the selection process takes about 15 minutes: No questions. Each side is allowed up to six objections, which must done as you walk silently from the holding area toward the jury seats.

    One time the lady waiting next to me said she would be objected to because she was over-weight. She was right. I’ve never figured that one out.

    • That is odd.

    • Frau Katze

      Depends what the trial was about. Was it related to weight somehow: quacks selling useless cures, etc.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    News report on the court appearance showing a guy, with prosthetic leg, confronting the brain-dead people who showed up, with signs, to support Tsarnaev.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClmT70PfZRI

    • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

      And here’s the screaming hag from the courtroom, in her own words….

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ob-H4HkuEM

      • Disgusting.

        • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

          And she’s way too proud of herself.

    • Remember his girlfriends?

      • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

        Yep.

        The women who showed up to support him at this particular court appearance do look the lonely type.

        It’s too bad Manson just got married. Huh, gals?……..

    • Rosenmops

      Where did these stupid women come from? Dumb as a sack of rocks.

      • Clausewitz

        They’re the same ones who liked to date the bad boys in high school and then bitch to you cause you where such a nice guy and would listen.

  • Porky17

    Does he have the same hair stylist as Justin “Jihad” Trudeau? The similarities are striking!

    • Must be a Thing.

    • Frau Katze

      It’s a drawing but I do see a similarity.