Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Джоха́р Анзо́рович Царна́ев
Dzhokhar Anzorovich Tsarnaev

(1993-07-22) July 22, 1993 (age 29)
Other namesJahar Tsarnaev
CitizenshipUnited States, Kyrgyzstan
Alma materUniversity of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Known forBombing the Boston Marathon, murdering a policeman, and other related crimes
Criminal charge(s)Using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death; malicious destruction of property resulting in death
Criminal penaltyDeath by lethal injection
Criminal statusGuilty
Parent(s)Anzor Tsarnaev and Zubeidat Tsarnaeva
Relatives1 brother (Tamerlan, deceased)
2 sisters (Ailina and Bella)

Dzhokhar Anzorovich "Jahar" Tsarnaev (Cyrillic: Джоха́р Анзо́рович Царна́ев /ˌˈxɑːr ˌtsɑːrˈn.ɛf/; 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.[1][2][3][4]

Early life[change | change source]

He and his family immigrated to the United States as refugees in 2002. Tsarnaev was a student at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He had become a naturalized U.S. citizen on September 11, 2012.

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.

Tsarnaev was charged on April 22 with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death and with destruction of property resulting in death.

Conviction[change | change source]

He was convicted on April 8, 2015, and was sentenced to death on May 15, 2015.[5] 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.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Russian: Джоха́р Анзо́рович Царна́ев / Dzhokhar Anzorovich Tsarnayev; Тамерла́н Анзо́рович Царна́ев / Tamerlan Anzorovich Tsarnayev. Chechen: Царнаев Анзор-кIант ДжовхӀар or ЖовхӀар[1] / Carnayev Anzor-khant Dƶovhar; Царнаев Анзор-кIант Тамерлан / Carnayev Anzor-khant Tamerlan. Template:Noprint

References[change | change source]

  1. CNN, Ann O'Neill, Aaron Cooper and Ray Sanchez. "Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gets death". CNN.
  2. CNN, Ann O'Neill. "Tsarnaev guilty of all 30 counts in Boston bombing". CNN.
  3. CNN, Dana Ford and Ann O'Neill. "What's next for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?". CNN.
  4. CNN, Steve Almasy. "Boston Marathon bombing victims remembered". CNN.
  5. Yuhas, Alan (15 May 2015). "Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death for Boston Marathon bombing – as it happened" – via

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