Boston Bombing Survivors Not Pleased With Tsarnaev's Not Guilty Plea
Say the suspect seemed too smug
Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings got little satisfaction from surviving suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's first public appearance since the deadly attacks. "Not guilty," was all he said, over and over. The blase-looking 19-year-old, his arm in a cast and his face swollen, entered his pleas Wednesday during a seven-minute arraignment in federal court.
Bombing victims showed little reaction in the courtroom after a federal marshal warned them against any outbursts, but some made their views known afterward—as did a group of chanting Tsarnaev supporters.
"I thought that maybe he would come with a different attitude or maybe look a little different, maybe look like he cared a little bit. But he didn't show me that," said Peter Brown, whose two nephews each lost their right legs in the explosions.