Transcript for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Blood-Stained Letter Shown in Court
The latest on the Boston marathon bombing trial where jurors were shown the chilling blood-stained letters dzhokhar tsarnaev wrote inside the small boat where he was captured. ABC's Tom llamas was inside the courtroom and joins us from Boston. Good morning, Tom. Reporter: George, good morning to you. That boat a critical piece of evidence for both sides. The defense trying to build sympathy for dzhokhar tsarnaev, wants jurors to see how he was fired at more than 200 times when he was hiding out. Prosecutors showed their cards in court yesterday. Pieces of that boat that contain a Jihadi message. In court Tuesday, prosecutors presenting evidence they say shows the possible motive behind the actions of alleged Boston bombers dzhokhar tsarnaev and his brother tamerlan. Prosecutors showing these photos taken from inside the boat he was hiding in riddled with bullets and inscribed on them a terror manifesto. Writing "The U.S. Government is killing our innocent civilians and "We muslims are one body. You hurt one, you hurt us all" his handwrite surprisingly neat given his wounded condition and at one point he praises Jihadi fighters know you are fighting men who look into the barrel of your gun and this missing words because of a bullet hole "Now I don't like killing innocent people. It is forbidden in Islam but due to -- it is allowed. The defense wants to highlight more than 200 rounds were fired at the boat when he was hiding inside it and hope to build sympathy for the young terrorist in hopes of sparing him the death penalty. The judge ending court early Tuesday so he could personally examine the boat himself to determine whether jurors should see the vessel up close. And this morning, jurors are going to learn more about those pressure cooker bombs he and his brother used at the Boston marathon. Robin. All right, Tom, thank you.
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