Feds: Internet Influenced Boston Bombing Suspect

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 is the surviving suspect in the marathon bombings.

Surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev poses for a photo after graduating from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School.

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By DENISE LAVOIE and TOM HAYS, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — A federal indictment accusing Boston Marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) 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.

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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.

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