ABC News: Charges Filed Against Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

April 22, 2013 Updated Apr 22, 2013 at 2:02 PM EDT

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ABC News: Charges Filed Against Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

April 22, 2013 Updated Apr 22, 2013 at 2:02 PM EDT

(ABC News) Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made his first court appearance in his hospital bed Monday morning in connection with the blasts that killed three and wounded at least 176 last week.

According to the report from ABC News:

The charges were filed under seal, but they could lead to the death penalty, a decision being left to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

Tsarnaev could possibly be slapped with a "weapon of mass destruction" charge, which carries a penalty of death. Authorities are using the public safety exemption that gives authorities the legal bases to question Tsarnaev without delivering Miranda rights. That's because authorities believe there is imminent threat out there.

Law enforcement sources say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was arraigned at his hospital bed.

Tsarnaev was awake and responding sporadically in writing to questions Sunday night. They are asking about any possible cell members and other unexploded bombs. There have been no additional details yet on his answers.

 

 

Read the entire ABC News report HERE.