On Wednesday, accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made his first court appearance, pleading not guilty to bombing charges. A look at sketches from this case and several other high-profile court cases in 2013.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleads not guilty to Boston bombing charges
By Richard A. Serrano
5:40 p.m. EDT, July 10, 2013
WASHINGTON — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made his first public court appearance Wednesday, leaning over a microphone and repeating again and again in a Russian accent “not guilty” to potential capital murder charges in a federal courtroom packed with victims and their families getting their first look at the man who is suspected of killing three and injuring 260 in the Boston Marathon bombing.
His left arm in a cast, his jaw apparently bruised, his eye swollen, he flashed a wry smile at his two sisters in Muslim dress, then blew them a kiss as he was led away after the arraignment that lasted no more than seven minutes, as described by news sources. One of the sisters was holding a baby. The other was crying.
Tsarnaev faces 30 federal charges, including using a weapon of mass destruction. The 19-year-old was driven to and from the courthouse in a white van escorted by a three-vehicle motorcade with heavily armed officers. Outside, a small group of Tsarnaev supporters chanted “Justice for Dzhokhar” and jockeyed on the sidewalk with victims and others still visibly angry over the April 15 bombing.