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  • ‘The innocence…is gone’: Accused marathon bomber heads to court

    Huffington Post - 03/02/2015

    Observers believe it’s unlikely that Tsarnaev, a naturalized American citizen of Chechen descent, could be acquitted. Success for the defense will be measured by whether the jury comes back with a life sentence.

    Analysts frequently predict that the defense will try to portray Tamerlan Tsarnaev as a violent and domineering influence on his younger brother.

    “Tamerlan is going to be the elephant in the courtroom,” said Northeastern University professor of law Daniel Medwed.

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