Watertown Crime

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  • Does death penalty bring closure?

    Wednesday | via CNN 

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested on April 19, 2013, after a massive manhunt. An overnight shootout with police killed the other suspect -- Tsarnaev's 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan.

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  • Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev sentenced to death f...

    Saturday May 16 | via The Japan Times 

    Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, with the red dot of a sniper rifle laser sight on his head, emerges from a boat at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Massachusetts, on April 19, 2013. On Friday, Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the 2013 attack.

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  • Family testifies in bid to save Tsarnaev from death

    Wednesday May 6 | via CNN 

    Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev was a quiet, studious boy who looked up to his eldest brother in a dysfunctional home where his parents often quarreled, Tsarnaev's former brother-in-law recalled Wednesday. Elmirza Khozhugov, the former husband of Dzhokhar's sister Ailina, said the younger Tsarnaev eagerly went along with anything his co-conspirator brother, Tamerlan, said to him.

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  • Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went from wannabe ma...

    Wednesday Apr 29 | via Daily Mail 

    'I'm allergic to cats': How injured Boston Bomber went from wannabe martyr to meek and mild detainee when medics quizzed moments after his surrender Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was found guilty of killing three people and injuring 264 as well as fatally shooting a police officer Lawyers are seeking spare him the death penalty, arguing he was a pawn in his older brother Tamerlan's al Qaeda-inspired scheme Tsarnaev had taken refuge in a boat in a backyard in Watertown, Massachusetts on April 19 - he was shot in the jaw by police A court heard today of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's bizarre transformation in behavior after he was shot in the face by police following a massive manhunt.

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  • Tsarnaev in holding cell

    Friday Apr 24 | via KMIZ 

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, already well on his way to being the most hated man in Boston, raised his middle finger to a surveillance camera in his cell at the federal courthouse on July 10, 2013. Later that day, he was arraigned on the 30 counts he now stands convicted of -- setting off the weapons of mass destruction that killed three people at the marathon's finish line and fatally shooting a campus cop between the eyes.

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  • Tsarnaev Trial: The Middle Finger Seen Around The World

    Friday Apr 24 | via WIBW-TV Topeka 

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, already well on his way to being the most hated man in Boston, raised his middle finger to a surveillance camera in his cell at the federal courthouse on July 10, 2013. Later that day, he was arraigned on the 30 counts he now stands convicted of -- setting off the weapons of mass destruction that killed three people at the marathon's finish line and fatally shooting a campus cop between the eyes.

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  • In Tsarnaev trial: The middle finger seen 'round the...

    Friday Apr 24 | via KWNN-FM Stockton 

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, already well on his way to being the most hated man in Boston, raised his middle finger to a surveillance camera in his cell at the federal courthouse on July 10, 2013. Later that day, he was arraigned on the 30 counts he now stands convicted of -- setting off the weapons of mass destruction that killed three people at the marathon's finish line and fatally shooting a campus cop between the eyes.

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  • 'Operation Nemesis,' by Eric Bogosian: Book Review

    Apr 17, 2015 | via Horizon 

    On March 15, 19 21, a 25-year-old Armenian in Berlin, Soghomon Tehlirian, shot and killed Mehmet Talat Pasha, who had been the Ottoman minister of the interior during World War I. After the Ottomans' collapse, Talat had fled into secret exile and was now plotting a return to power with the other Young Turks who had led Turkey into its disastrous wartime alliance with Germany. To Tehlirian, however, Talat was something infinitely worse than simply one of the leaders of a defeated empire.

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  • Tsarnaev guilty on all counts in bombings

    Apr 8, 2015 | via Boston.com 

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Cambridge high school graduate who fashioned himself into an Islamic warrior against America, was convicted Wednesday in a sweeping verdict that held him responsible for the terrorist attacks that killed three people and injured more than 260 nearly two years ago at the Boston Marathon finish line. Tsarnaev, now 21, showed no emotion as the court clerk took more than 20 minutes to read the guilty verdict on each of the 30 charges he faced.

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Watertown Law

Will I get a DUI?
On Saturday night I had been driving home and fell asleep on the wheel and crashed into a tree. My car was totaled the police and ambulance came and had asked me what happened I told them I had worked a double shift and was tired and ended up falling asleep on the wheel. I had consumed alcohol but when they asked me if I had I said no and they seemed to have believed me. I was not asked to perform a breathalyzer or any sobriety test but was taken to the hospital on a stretcher and at the hospital they did a regular routine blood test. They said nothing about my blood test but on my hospital report it said right foot fracture, alcohol intoxication. The doctors also did not say anything to me about my BAC. I have received a citation in the mail for staying outside of marked lane and speeding but nothing for a DUI. I am wondering will the hospital give my blood test to the police and notify them I was drunk? It's been a week and I still haven't heard anything and am just a little nervous.
If the police went ahead and issued you a citation for the speeding and the marked lane violation then in it is...
I lost my license to operate a vehicle in massachusetts in 2005. Repeat offense under Melanie's Law. Did not take breathalizer.
Lost for 5 years for no breathalizer and 8 year for multiple offense. So i satisfied the 5 and I'm 2 1/2 in to the 8. What are my chances of reinstatement? What is the estimated cost?
Given the length of the suspension it appears that you had a 3rd offense OUI. If this is the case you can apply for a...
Can a cop charge you with an OUI if you were in a parking lot?
I was at a McDonald's parking lot and the cops came to my car and accused me of speeding away from a bank when I didn't and said that I needed to take a Breathalyzer. After about 5 Breathalyzers that were all below the limit, the 6th one read that it was 1 point over. They arrested me and at the jail they were calling me clowns and saying I was gonna die. I wasn't even driving when they stopped me. How long will my license be suspended for and should I hire a lawyer to defend myself?
You should hire an attorney. During your arraignment, if you are not accompanied with an attorney and if you qualify...
DUI/DWI in MA does it show in a cori and/or background check
In 2005 I plead no contest to a DUI/DWI charge. I want to be a nurse in a few years and was wondering if the DUI/DWI will show up on a CORI and/or criminal background check. I was told by the lawyer i had that it would go away after 5 years , and would only be brought back if i got another DUI/DWI. does anyone know the correct answer ??
You were arraigned on the OUI charge and that means that it will appear on your CORI, regardless of the way the case...
I filed a surcharge appeal from an auto accident and am awaiting a hearing.
In April 2012 I was involved In a small fender bender. An SUV swerved into my lane, without signaling, trying to get around a stopped vehicle turning left. Because of this I struck the rear of his vehicle at a low rate of speed. There was NO damage to the other SUV and minimal damage to my sedan (grille damage estimated at $275) we decided not to pursue. 6 months later I receive notice the other driver is going after my insurance company. I am found at fault and the other driver is paid out $21,000 for a whiplash claim (14 k medical 7 k payout) he did not claim any property damage. I have picture of both vehicles on the day of the accident. And need to gather more evidence to help my appeal. Any suggestions?
What is your basis for an appeal? Your insurance company does not have any motivation to pay more on a claim then they...
DUI in Nevada now MA found out
I got a DUI in Nevada about 4 years ago. Massachusetts just found out and is threatening to suspend my license. Will I be fined here in MA since it's my second offense. I read that since its been more than 2 years I will not have to get the Ignotion Device? Please advise
You can't be punished in MA for a Nevada crime. That means there can be no fines or penalties or punishments for that...
If I wasn't seen driving and my breathalyzer is out of the case do I have a chance to fight?
I'm accused of dui(3rd) last one was 10 years before, I was seen arguing with a guy that says I hit his car when the police arrived and arrested me for dui. If the breathalyzer is not allowed and police never witnessed me driving do I have a fighting chance in winning???
Would have to know more facts about the case. You should speak to an attorney about your case. Best of luck!