There was tightened security outside the federal court in Boston. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the man accused of the Boston Marathon bombings is set to appear in the court and come face-to-face with victims of the attack for the first time. It’s expected the court will be packed for his arraignment.
The 19-year-old was charged last month with killing three people and shooting dead a university police officer.
The bombs exploded at the finish line of the annual race on April 15. It was the worst mass-casualty attack on US soil since 9/11. The accused could face the death penalty if convicted.
Space is being reserved in the court of the families of the victims and it’s reported many of the 260 people who were injured have also been invited to attend the hearing.
The accused’s brother died in a gun battle with the police after the bombings. Its expected Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s appearance in court where he will be able to make a plea will be brief.