|Native name||Джоха́р Анзо́рович Царна́ев|
|Born||Dzhokhar Anzorovich Tsarnaev
July 22, 1993
|Residence||Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Other names||Jahar Tsarnaev|
|Citizenship||United States, Kyrgyzstan|
|Alma mater||University of Massachusetts Dartmouth|
|Known for||Bombing the Boston Marathon, murdering a policeman, and other related crimes|
|Criminal charge||Using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death; malicious destruction of property resulting in death|
|Criminal penalty||Death by lethal injection|
|Parent(s)||Anzor Tsarnaev and Zubeidat Tsarnaeva|
|Relatives||1 brother (Tamerlan, deceased)
2 sisters (Ailina and Bella)
Dzhokhar Anzorovich "Jahar" Tsarnaev (Cyrillic: Джоха́р Анзо́рович Царна́ев / /; born July 22, 1993)[note 1] and his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev planted bombs at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. The bombings killed three people and reportedly injured as many 264 others. On May 15, 2015, a Boston U.S. federal court jury verdict resulted in a death-sentence verdict for Tsarnaev for his crimes.
Early life[change | change source]
Capture[change | change source]
During the bombings, on April 19, there was a shootout between police and the Tsarnaev brothers. MBTA police officer was critically injured in the course of Tsarnaev's escape in the SUV Tsarnaev was injured but escaped. On the evening of April 19, the heavily wounded Tsarnaev was found unarmed hiding in a boat on a trailer in Watertown just outside the police perimeter. He was arrested and taken to a hospital. It was later reported that he was persuaded to surrender when the FBI negotiators mentioned a public plea from his former wrestling coach.
Conviction[change | change source]
He was convicted on April 8, 2015, and was sentenced to death on May 15, 2015. Tsarnaev allegedly later said during questioning that they next intended to detonate explosives in Times Square in New York City. Tsarnaev reportedly also said to authorities that he and his brother were radicalized, at least in part, by watching Anwar al-Awlaki lectures.
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