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Recent Crime News
Yesterday | via The Daily Free Press
In a trial that could cost him his life, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sat in Courtroom 9 of the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in a beige shirt and dark suit jacket Wednesday, observing silently as his defense team and the prosecution delivered opening statements and began formal witness questioning. The 21-year-old former University of Massachusetts Dartmouth student, along with his 26-year-old deceased brother Tamerlan, is accused of placing two bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15, 2013, killing three people and injuring more than 260. Comment?
Wednesday | via Patch.com
The trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began Wednesday. Tsarnaev faces 30 charges, 17 of which could bring the death penalty. Comment?
Monday Mar 2 | via New York Daily News
Attorneys for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say an FBI video showing him dropping a bomb-filled backpack next to a 6-year-old who died during the 2013 bombing doesn't exist. Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyer claimed Monday that a video billed by the FBI as a caught-in-the-act piece of evidence doesn't exist. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 18 | via Sentinel & Enterprise
A Connecticut man has been convicted of traveling to Massachusetts with the intention of having sex with what he thought was a 15-year-old girl, but was actually a federal agent. Paul Hinkel, of Chester, Connecticut, was convicted Tuesday in federal court in Boston of using the Internet to lure a minor to engage in sex. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 17 | via Patch.com
A Connecticut man, who traveled to Watertown in response to an ad for a sexual relationship with a minor, was convicted on Tuesday for using the Internet to lure a minor to engage in sex. Paul R. Hinkel, 57, of Chester, CT, was convicted in U.S. District Court in Boston after a three-day trial, according to U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz's office. Comment?
Friday Feb 13 | via Boston.com
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces 30 charges related to the Boston Marathon bombing and the ensuing Watertown firefight in April 2013. Though a majority of the potential jury pool in the Tsarnaev trial seem to have already made up their minds - 68 percent have said they think he is guilty - it's worth digging into those 30 charges. Comment?
Thursday Feb 12 | via Kansas City InfoZine
Murphy arrived at the temple to find two dead people and a suspect running away. When he drew his weapon, the suspect shot him 17 times. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 11 | via Salt Lake Tribune
The Salt Lake Tribune) Weber County Sheriff's Lt. Nathan Hutchinson was awarded the Medal of Valor by Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday at the White House for his efforts to save fellow officers during a 2012 drug raid in Ogden. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 11 | via The Wall Street Journal
Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder awarded the Medal of Valor to nearly two dozen law-enforcement officials and first responders at the White House on Wednesday. As he presented the medals, Mr. Holder acknowledged the tense relations between law enforcement and the Obama administration. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 11 | via The Day
Sgt. Daniel Hutchinson was shot three times but still managed to rescue two fellow sheriff's deputies from an active shooter. Officer Michael Keith used his own shirt to beat back flames from a car, then pulled a state trooper to safety just before the vehicle exploded. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 11 | via Star Tribune
Police Sgt. Bradley A. Wick was ambushed by gunfire from a suspected robber. Wick returned fire and killed the man as the suspect's weapon was pointed at the officer. Comment?
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