Two Busloads of Victims Arrive For Boston Marathon Bombing Trial
Trial begins for Boston Marathon bombing suspect.
BOSTON (AP) - Victims of the Boston Marathon bombing have arrived at court for opening statements in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Two busloads of people hurt in the bombings arrived at the federal courthouse at 7:30 a.m. Monday. They entered through a side entrance, away from reporters and photographers gathered at the main entrance.
Marc Fucarile, a man who lost his leg in the attack, went in the front entrance but did not comment to reporters.
Lawyers for Tsarnaev have made it clear they will try to show that he was influenced by his older brother, Tamerlan, who died following a shootout with police days after the bombings.
Prosecutors say Dzhokhar was an equal and willing participant in the plot that killed three and hurt more than 260.
Assistant U.S. Attorney William Weinreb said Wednesday that Tsarnaev carried a bomb in a backpack.
The prosecutor says: "It was the type of bomb favored by terrorists because it's designed to tear people apart and create a bloody spectacle."
Tsarnaev had no reaction and continued to look straight ahead - not at the jury, not at the prosecutor.
Weinreb continued: "The air was filled with the smell of burning sulfur and people's screams."