Bombing Suspect Will Not Be Tried As Enemy Combatant
Our criminal justice system will go to work in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and he will not be tried as an enemy combatant.
White House spokesman Jay Carney’s statement appeared to resolve several days of questions about what Tsarnaev’s legal status would be. Carney cited a number of successful prosecutions in U.S. courts of terrorism suspects…
Tsarnaev was expected to be charged by federal authorities. The 19-year-old also is likely to face state charges in connection with the fatal shooting of MIT police officer Sean Collier in Cambridge, said Stephanie Guyotte, a spokeswoman for the Middlesex District Attorney’s office.