Feds: Internet Influenced Boston Bombing Suspect
BOSTON (AP) — A federal indictment accusing Boston Marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of carrying out the April bombings says the teenager had the information he needed to make explosives with a pressure cooker easily accessible on the Internet in jihadist files.
The 30-count indictment returned Thursday provides one of the most detailed public explanations to date of the Tsarnaev brothers’ alleged motive — Islamic extremism — and the role the Internet may have played in influencing them.
It contains the bombing charges, punishable by the death penalty, that were brought in April against the 19-year-old, including use of a weapon of mass destruction to kill.
The indictment makes no mention of any overseas influence.
Tsarnaev will be arraigned July 10.