Boston Marathon Bombing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Charged With Using and Conspiring to Use a Weapon of Mass Destruction

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Law Enforcement

The FBI has released its criminal complaint against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. In addition to the charges, the affidavit includes a brief timeline tracing Dzhokhar and his brother Tamerlan's placement of the bombs and the carjacking they conducted immediately afterward. 

Here are the charges. You can read the full criminal complaint below: 

I submit this affidavit in support of an application for a complaint charging DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV with (I) unlawfully using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction (namely, an improvised explosive device) against persons and property within the United States used in interstate and foreign commerce and in an activity that affects interstate and foreign commerce, which offense and its results affected interstate and foreign commerce (including, but not limited to, the Boston Marathon, private businesses in Eastern Massachusetts, and the City of Boston itself), resulting in death, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2332a; and (2) maliciously damaging and destroying, by means of an explosive, real and personal property used in interstate and foreign commerce and in an activity aJJecting interstate and foreign commerce, resulting in personal injury and death, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 844(i).

Criminal complaint against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev