Boston suspect in serious condition, can’t speak—official


In this undated photo provided by Robin Young, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, poses for a photo after graduating from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. Tsarnaev has been identified as the surviving suspect in the marathon bombings. Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during a getaway attempt in a long night of violence that left one of them dead and another still at large Friday, April 19, 2013. AP

BOSTON — Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remained in serious condition in hospital “unable to communicate,” Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick said Saturday.

The 19-year-old is “serious but stable. I think not able to communicate yet,” the governor told reporters after attending a tribute to the victims of Monday’s bomb attacks that left three dead and about 180 injured.

CBS television quoted investigators as saying that Tsarnaev suffered two serious wounds and had lost a lot of blood. It said investigators had speculated that one wound in the back of his neck could have been a suicide attempt.

“They say it appears from the wound that he might have stuck a gun in his mouth and fired,” said the report, which added that Tsarnaev could understand what those around him were saying.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was detained on Friday. His elder brother Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with police earlier in the day during a massive manhunt.

Patrick said he hopes the teenaged suspect survives. “We have a million questions and those questions need to be answered,” he added.

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  • $18209031

    Mukhang hindi na makarekober nato. Ang daming balang tama and so much loss of blood rendering his brain into deep dodo. Magkacoma na ito sa susunod.

    • novaliches

      bubuhayin yan hanggan pwede, at baka pwedeng rin bigyan ng light sentence kung magsasalita siya. one thing for sure, hindi yan ilalagay sa septic tank.

  • virgoyap

    Pang-hollywood ang mukha but pang-Bin Ladin ang utak!!!

  • Fancy Tan

    Stuck a gun in his mouth and fired.. That means he is not going to talk…

    • sondo1968

      But he would be able to write ! right?!!!

  • Vertumnus

    If he survives, he’ll try to kill himself again! Better have him on suicide watch otherwise they’ll never find out who supported their murderous escapades!

    • MNLFoodcritic

      Ok. I’ll pass the message along. I think the FBI and Boston PD havn’t thought about that yet. Good thinking Vertumnus!

      • siegfeil


  • $18209031

    This kid doesnt wanna talk and intend to die like his big brother. HE will be veggie in a few days .

  • $18209031

    The kid even went to attend a party days after the bombing. This kid has no remorse. He needs to die . NO need to keep him alive on life support.

    • Max Fenris

      You don’t have a brain in your head, do you. You always silence the assassin when you don’t want people to know the truth. Look at Oswald, look at who killed Oswald, a Jewish gangster…

    • pinoydin

      Again… he’s not a kid, but a grown man.

  • HarryK

    It is almost a miracle that the kid survived, we don’t expect someone to be alive after 30 rounds were fired on that small boat.

    The case against the kid will be a difficult one.
    1. The elder brother is the principal suspect while the kid acting on his brother’s instructions can only be an accomplice;

    2. Bomb making paraphernalia has yet to be discovered and evidence must prove that the kid knows how to devise the bombs;
    3. Video image only showed the kid toting a back-pack but what was inside the back-pack nobody knew;
    4. Was the kid’s back-pack the same back-pack that contained the pressure-cooker bomb? ……..

    There are still many loose ends that the authorities must prove to pin him down. Surely, it is almost impossible to prove that the kid is the mastermind and principal suspect in the bombing because the principal suspect is killed. A lighter sentence is possible if proven guilty.

    • pinoydin

      He’s not a kid… he’s 19… he’s a grown man.

  • doublecross

    you got the wrong guy, dude!

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