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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

CHARGED

in Boston Marathon Bombing

4/22/2013 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has just been hit with federal criminal charges for the Boston Marathon bombing ... and if convicted, he could face the death penalty.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced moments ago ... the 19-year-old has been charged with the following counts:

-- One count of using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction (namely, an improvised explosive device or IED) against persons and property within the United States resulting in death.

-- One count of malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device resulting in death. 

According to officials, Tsarnaev could face up to life in prison or the death penalty if convicted.

Officials say Tsarnaev had his initial court appearance today from his hospital room ... where he is being treated for wounds sustained during a shoot out with police in Watertown, Mass.

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1.

Jen    

Vile piece of ****.

444 days ago
2.

Wow ...    

Good! I am a fan of the death penalty right now. No one deserves it less than him!!!!

444 days ago
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mcf1040    

When was the last time you heard of christians blowing up innocent people?

444 days ago
4.

obvious    

Duh

444 days ago
5.

awards    

Has the White House pardoned him yet, eh?

444 days ago
6.

OH NO!    

YEA......Muslims are Radical!

444 days ago
7.

Stubaby    

I know he's a terrorist and murder, but that's no excuse for that hair cut.

444 days ago
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FlamingoNut    

"Could" face the death penalty. Even if he did receive the death penalty, chances are he'd never get executed. This clown and child molesters need to be put to death, if guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of course...

444 days ago
9.

Roman     

so what are they doing with the rest of the family?
like the aunt and cusion and father?

444 days ago
10.

Dave    

Total loser couldnt even figure out how to off himself with a gun to his mouth; shoot yourself in the head if you ever get another chance stupid chech.

444 days ago
11.

Keyser Söze    

Two counts... and that's it?

Wasn't he involve in two gunfights with the Boston PD? How about those counts too?

Anyway, I'm not down with the death penalty for him; he's so young and pretty... therefore, he should spend the rest of his life thinking about the horrible things he did... while getting gangraped on a daily basis.

444 days ago
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natalie    

This case seems a bit weird with the media and cops changing their stories. Then i don't get why he would bomb the marathon for religious reasons when he was so assimilated into western culture himself, doesn't make sense to me. I'm interested to see what comes out of this guy's mouth.

444 days ago
13.

Az Heat    

So if he sits in prison for the rest of his life we as the tax payers have to pay for it!?!? Death row is a joke! As soon as someone is found guilty they should just take them out back and shoot them in the head! Why do inmates sit on death row for years!?! Because this country has become very soft!

444 days ago
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Cricket    

Should be at least four counts one for Martin,one for Krystle, one for Lu, and one for officer Collier. He should be charged w/ hundreds of counts of attempted. Then he should die and burn in Hell.

444 days ago
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mcf1040    

After he gives his testimony they should let him die a slow and painful death.

444 days ago
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