H/t Robbie Price.
Boston Marathon bombing
Federal prosecutors today filed a "notice of intent" that they will seek the death penalty for the still living Tsarnaev brother if he is found guilty of murdering three people and injuring more than 200 others at the Marathon finish line last April - and then murdering an MIT police officer in his escape attempt.
The United States will seek the sentence of death for... Read more
Reporters Dave Wedge and Casey Sherman accompany Marathon-bombing survivors on a trip down the Rhone River in France:
The hours pass. The back of Michelleâ€™s left leg is sore. She massages her scar gently, but it doesnâ€™t take away the pain. At around 3 a.m. she stands, using her good leg for support, and makes her way over to Jeff, whoâ€™s now spinning in... Read more
Branden Mattier, a South End man arrested in July on charges he tried to defraud the fund set up for Marathon bombing victims, is suing State Police and FedEx for delivering what he says was a bogus check from the fund.
In his suit, filed yesterday in US District Court, Mattier alleges he deserves to be paid several hundred thousand dollars in damages by... Read more
Artists Mike Mandel and Chantal Zakari, who say they were forced indoors by the hunt for the missing Tsarnaev brother, have come up with a series of Shelter in Plates to commemorate the hunt and lock down:
Confronted with military troops searching our homes and surroundings, for sixteen hours families were ordered inside, police stationed at corners and half-way points on every street. No cars... Read more
And is slapped down by Anthony Weiner. Yes, that Anthony Weiner.
The Daily Free Press reports on the final planting of memorial bulbs in Kenmore Square on Saturday.
Wired interviews members of the BPD bomb squad on the Marathon bombings:
Connolly surveyed the scene for lone packages and backpacksâ€”anything that could hide another similar device.
He saw bags everywhere.
With no other options, he pulled out his knife, grabbed a bag, and cut into it.... Read more
All proceeds from the sales of the music go to the Richard family. The Dorchester Reporter has the background on the video.
The Dorchester Reporter posts an update from the family.
Associated Press reports a New Jersey woman is in a spot of legal trouble for allegedly submitting a claim to the One Fund.
A 26-year-old from Troy, NY was arrested yesterday on charges she defauded the One Fund out of $480,000 - the amount of a payment she got for a brain injury state officials say she didn't get during the Boston Marathon bombings.
Audrea Gause was picked up in Troy yesterday afternoon on a charge of larceny over $250, the state Attorney General's office reports.
Unlike... Read more
Oh, wait, Teen Beat went out of business a few years ago, so it's up to Rolling Stone to give us heartthrob Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev in all his oh-so-cute tousled loveliness on the cover, rather than simply reusing that oh-so-overused and icky post-boat photo.
The New York Times follows Bauman from the moments before the explosion to his first steps with his new prosthetic legs.
You know, this one. Deadspin posts copies of all the complaints filed with the FCC over both the speech and the FCC commissioner's subsequent affirmation of Big Papi's words. They don't all have addresses attached, but of the ones that did, there were none from Boston (one from Westfield, though).... Read more
Branden Mattier, 22, was arrested today when an undercover state trooper gave him a bogus check for $2.2 million for the pain and suffering he allegedly suffered when his aunt's legs were damaged so severely by the Marathon bombings that she would need a double amputation.