Boston Marathon Bombing Trial: Prosecution Rests
BOSTON — The government rested its death penalty case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday with graphic testimony about the wounds suffered by a young boy and a graduate student who died in twin blasts at the race's finish line.
Martin Richard, 8, and Lingzi Lu, 23, both bled to death at the scene, their bodies cut apart by shrapnel from pressure cooker bombs, medical examiners told the jury during the fifteenth day of testimony in U.S. District Court.
The brutal descriptions of the injuries capped four weeks of testimony. Tsarnaev's defense team began its case soon afterward.