Boston Marathon Suspect Indicted, New Details Revealed


As the older brother "struggled" with officers, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev allegedly drove the Mercedes "directly at the three police officers" and "barely missed" one of them. Tsarnaev then "ran over Tamerlan Tsarnaev, seriously injuring him and contributing to his death," according to the indictment.

While the younger Tsarnaev got away, he was tracked to a covered boat in the backyard of a Watertown, Mass., home, authorities have said. A wounded Tsarnaev was ultimately taken into custody, but authorities found a message he allegedly wrote on an inside wall of the boat.

"The U.S. Government is killing our innocent civilians," Tsarnaev wrote, according to the indictment. " Now I don't like killing innocent people it is forbidden in Islam, but due to said [unintelligible] it is allowed … Stop killing our innocent people and we will stop."

Tsarnaev spent more than a week in a hospital, where he was questioned by the FBI from his hospital bed. He was then transferred to a medical prison at Ft. Devens in Massachusetts, and as of Thursday morning he was still being held there.

Tsarnaev could face life in prison or even death for many of the charges against him.

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