Boston Marathon bombings

By - 5/15/15 - 3:18 pm

Death by lethal injection for killing Martin Richard and Lingzi Lu, but found he didn't deserve death for the murder of Krystle Campbell and MIT officer Sean Collier.

WBUR has more details.

Statement by Mayor Walsh: Read more.Read more

By - 5/15/15 - 10:47 am
Dic Donohue being promoted

Photo by Transit Police.

Dic Donohue, the Transit Police officer injured in the gun battle with the Tsarnaevs that Friday after the Marathon bombings, returned to work today - and a promotion to sergeant. His parents put his collar insignia on at a ceremony this morning at Transit police headquarters.Read more

By - 5/7/15 - 1:39 pm
Post-Marathon bombing scene

Leigh in lower left, in brown jacket.

A photo taken by a frequent UHub contributor right after the Boston Marathon bombings shows a Jamaica Plain woman who claimed brain injuries from being just 10 feet from the second blast looking rather unlike somebody close enough to the explosions to have been hurt, WCVB reports. Read more....Read more

By - 4/28/15 - 8:19 am
Adrianne Haslet at the Boston Marathon finish line

Jay Franzone was among those on hand to watch Adrianne Haslet-Davis dance across the Boston Marathon finish line in Copley Square this morning.

Haslet-Davis, you may recall, was the ballroom dancer who lost her left leg below the knee in the 2013 bombings.

By - 4/17/15 - 7:57 am

Bill and Denise Richard explain why they want federal prosecutors to offer the convicted murderer life without parole instead of seeking his execution:

For us, the story of Marathon Monday 2013 should not be defined by the actions or beliefs of the defendant, but by the resiliency of the human spirit and the rallying cries of this great city. We can never replace what

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By - 4/15/15 - 8:20 pm
Martin Richard 5K race in Dorchester

MadTy watched a 5k in honor of Martin Richard along Gallivan Boulevard today.Read more

By - 4/15/15 - 8:23 am

There will be a moment of silence at City Hall at 2:49 p.m.

One Boston Day.Read more

By - 4/9/15 - 7:37 am

WBUR explains what happens after yesterday's verdict in the Tsarnaev case.

Kevin Cullen wonders:

Do we, or in this case the jurors acting as our surrogates, serve justice and honor the memory of Tsarnaev’s victims more by killing him or by putting him in prison for the rest of his sorry life?

Yvonne Abraham replies we're better than him and should avoid...Read more

By - 4/8/15 - 2:13 pm

On all 30 counts. Adam Reilly is livetweeting the Tsarnaev verdict.Read more

By - 4/3/15 - 4:59 pm

Associated Press reports some of the findings in a state report that says that, overall, "the response to the Boston Marathon bombings must be considered a great success."Read more

By - 4/3/15 - 10:36 am

Eileen McNamara argues that "Dorchester’s most famous former racist thug" is the last person who should direct a movie about the bombings and that Ed Davis should have resisted the urge to get involved.Read more

By - 3/31/15 - 8:23 am

The prosecution rested yesterday after its final witness against Dzokhar Tsarnaev, a medical examiner, detailed what happened to Martin Richard. Now Tsarnaev's lawyers try to save his life by building a case that he was just a little puppy dog following his brother's lead.Read more

By - 3/26/15 - 9:54 pm

WCVB reports authorities now believe Joanna Leigh was several blocks away from the Marathon explosions and that she faked brain injuries to suck money out of the One Fund, people who saw the GoFundMe page she set up, students at a Boston school and a doctor who donated services.

In 2013, she complained the One Fund wasn't giving her enough because her...Read more

By - 3/17/15 - 6:29 am

The Herald recaps the testimony from the Tsarnaev trial. Kevin Cullen: So Tamerlan Tsarnaev didn’t have to die, after all. Gelzinis: writes the younger brother didn't have what it took to be a martyr; also tells us why the owner of the boat he was found in never used it for fishing....Read more

By - 3/12/15 - 8:53 am recounts the testimony in the Tsarnaev trial yesterday.

Kevin Cullen focuses on the testimony of an MIT grad student who bicycled by the Tsarnaevs at Colliers cruiser as they were trying to get Collier's gun.

The Herald posts surveillance video showing the two brothers appraching Collier's cruiser.

Alex Beam objects to the government forcing a "show trial" by rejecting a...Read more

By - 3/11/15 - 8:08 am

WBUR reports on the confessed murderer's scribblings inside the boat in Watertown. The Herald reports the judge in the case is considering having the boat towed to the South Boston courthouse for jurors to see. focuses on the testimony of Jessica Kensky, too busy trying to care for her husband after one of the explosions to notice she was on fire....Read more

By - 3/6/15 - 8:13 am

Associated Press reports on Bill Richard's testimony at the Tsarnaev trial about watching his son Martin die. reports on Jeff Bauman's testimony. The Globe recaps all the day's testimony. Peter Gelzinis has more.

The Globe analyzes the defense gambit of admitting guilt right up front, hopes it will build juror sympathy for Tsarnaev and a life sentence instead of...Read more

By - 3/5/15 - 7:55 am
Boston Strong sign across from courhouse where Tsarnaev is on trial

Workers at the construction site across from the courthouse have a message for Dzokhar. Photo by Manu.

Tsarnaev is an engima, the Globe reports.

No, he's just a little murdering scum, Kevin Cullen writes. The first day's testimony would back that up, the Herald reports. Gelzinis concentrates on the survivors, one of whom writes about coming to terms with seeing Tsarnaev.

The Herald looks at the defense strategy to save Tsarnaev's life.

WBUR provides...Read more

By - 3/4/15 - 2:40 pm

The Globe reports on the first day of the Tsarnaev trial, which included his lawyer laying the groundwork to blame it all on his older, and, of course, dead, brother and testimony from a manager at Marathon Sports, outside of which one of the bombs exploded.

Tsarnaev faces a possible death sentence if convicted....Read more