Dzhokhar's Court Appearance-Was he beaten up?Submitted by cepivon on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 17:31
As was reported below by the AP, it is quite apparent that Dzhokhar has been abused while in prison. BOTH ARMS were fine climbing out of that boat! He may also have been given a drug, don't know, but I do know that if this had happened to OJ Simpson, it would have been BIG news from California to New York! This is awful. I wish SOMEONE, SOME WELL-KNOWN ATTORNEY, would help Dzhokhar. He needs someone better, much better than those GOVERNMENT-APPOINTED ATTORNEYS! :(
BOSTON (AP) — His arm in a cast and his face swollen, a blase-looking Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing in a seven-minute proceeding that marked his first public appearance since his capture in mid-April.
As victims of the bombing looked on, Tsarnaev, 19, gave a small, lopsided smile to his sisters upon arriving in the courtroom. He appeared to have a jaw injury and there was swelling around his left eye and cheek.
Then, after he leaned in toward a microphone and said, "Not guilty" over and over in a Russian accent, he was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs, making a kissing gesture toward his family with his lips. His sister sobbed loudly, resting her head on a woman seated next to her.
Tsarnaev faces 30 federal charges, including using a weapon of mass destruction to kill, and could get the death penalty if prosecutors choose to pursue it.
The proceedings took place in a heavily guarded courtroom packed not only with victims but with their families, police officers, members of the public and the media.
Tsarnaev looked much as he did in a photo widely circulated after his arrest, his hair curly and unkempt. He appeared nonchalant, almost bored during the hearing. The cast covered his left forearm, his hand and his fingers.
The GOOD NEWS is that he pleaded NOT GUILTY!
Please bump this article!