The two brothers were responsible for the death of three people at the bombing and injured over 260 people. Many people had lost limbs and suffered severe trauma after the terrorist attack in Boston. The Boston Marathon bombing has been the worst terrorist attack to occur on US soil since the attacks on the twin towers and the pentagon on September 11th, 2001. It is also the most high profile case of domestic terrorism since the Oklahoma City bombings that targeted a federal building. Both Dzhokhar and Tamerlan were US citizens. They were originally from Chechnya and had become self radicalized.
Today, opening statements for the trail occurred. Tsarnaev’s defense attorney Judy Clarke had admitted that Dzhokhar took part in the bombings and is responsible for the death and injury of countless lives. However, she says that Dzokhar had been influenced by his older brother Tamerlan to join the attack. The prosecution meanwhile stated, that Tsarnaev must be held responsible for his actions and that includes the deaths and injuries that he has caused. He could face the death penalty if he is found guilty.