Boston bombing suspect was shot in the FACE by police during his arrest and left with a fractured skull

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Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was badly injured when taken into federal custody with multiple gunshot wounds including one that had fractured his skull, according to recently unsealed court papers.

A trauma surgeon detailed the suspect’s condition during a hearing when the Chechen immigrant was first charged over the bombing attacks that killed three people and wounded about 264.

Tsarnaev, now 20, is the survivor of a pair of brothers accused of carrying out the worst mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since the September 11 attacks.

A pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs exploded on April 15 at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, which was crowded with thousands of spectators, volunteers and athletes.

‘He has multiple gunshot wounds, the most severe of which appears to have entered through the left side inside of his mouth and exited the left face, lower face,’ Dr Stephen Ray Odom of Beth Israel Medical Center testified on April 22, according to court papers unsealed late Monday.

‘This was a high-powered injury that has resulted in skull-base fracture, with injuries to the middle ear, the skull base, the lateral portion of his C1 vertebrae, with a significant soft-tissue injury, as well as injury to the pharynx, the mouth, and a small vascular injury that’s been treated.’

Tsarnaev was arrested on April 19, four days after the bombing attack, at the conclusion of a day-long lockdown of most of the Boston area that began when he and his older brother allegedly killed a police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, carjacked a man and engaged in a gunbattle in the suburb of Watertown that ended with 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev dead and Dzhokhar on the run.

Final stand: Dzhokhar was found hiding in a boat in Watertow, Massachusetts after an all-day, city-wide manhuntFinal stand: Dzhokhar was found hiding in a boat in Watertow, Massachusetts after an all-day, city-wide manhunt

 

Heat detection: Initial reports said that police fired at him because he was shooting, but later it was revealed that he didn't have any weapons on him Heat detection: Initial reports said that police fired at him because he was shooting, but later it was revealed that he didn’t have any weapons on him

 

Boston bombing suspect was shot in the FACE by police during his arrest and left with a fractured skull
Out: A man discovered that Dzhokhar was hiding in his boat after he noticed the flap had been undone when the city-wide lock up order was lifted

Injured: When police called him out, Dzhokhar had to show that he was not wearing any self-detonation devicesInjured: When police called him out, Dzhokhar had to show that he was not wearing any self-detonation devices

Police found the younger Tsarnaev hiding in a boat in a backyard.

In addition to the head wound, Dzhokhar also sustained multiple wounds to his legs and arm but was alert and aware of his surroundings, Odom said.

‘He definitely knows where he is,’ Odom said.

‘He knows that he has had multiple procedures, but I’m not sure how aware he is of the specifics. He knows that he has an injury to the neck and to the hand.’

When Tsarnaev appeared in court in Boston last month to plead not guilty to charges that carry the threat of the death penalty, his face appeared swollen and his left arm was in a cast.

Scene: Dzhokhar and his now-deceased brother Tamerlan are accused of setting off two homemade pressure cooker bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 250Scene: Dzhokhar and his now-deceased brother Tamerlan are accused of setting off two homemade pressure cooker bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 250

Others: Tamerlan Tsarnaev (left) died in a shoot out with police when Dzhokhar ran him over in a car, and Dzhokhar's two friends
Azamat Tazhayakov (right picture, on left) and Dias Kadyrbayev (right picture on right)

Others: Tamerlan Tsarnaev (left) died in a shoot out with police when Dzhokhar ran him over in a car, and Dzhokhar’s two friends Azamat Tazhayakov (right picture, on left) and Dias Kadyrbayev (right picture on right) are accused of helping him dispose of evidence

Tsarnaev is currently being held at a prison medical center in Fort Devens, Massachusetts.

He was moved to the facility on April 26 after a week at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, a hospital that at the time was also treating many of his alleged victims.

The three people who died in the bombing were 29-year-old restaurant manager Krystle Campbell, graduate student Lingzi Lu, 23; and eight-year-old Martin Richard. MIT police officer Collier was killed three days later, according to the indictment.

Source: Daily Mail

One Response

  1. 5 War Veteran says:

    You know it is simple to shoot the only witness and render him incapable of remembering the truth. That way you can pin whatever you want on him.
    Remember he was unarmed when he was found in the boat. He was no threat and if you look at the images above you can easily see the laser markers aimed directly at his head.
    This boy was convicted and sentenced and nearly executed, without ever receiving due process. Still today there is no solid evidence that this boy has anything to do with the bombing and to date all is ASSUMPTION.
    However there were numerous agents carrying LIVE explosives during DRILL on that date. When has LIVE explosives ever been needed in a DRILL?

    And with ALL the “authorities” available at the time WHY couldn’t they prevent this event from happening? More cameras were used and monitored than ever before and why were AGENTS seen carrying the exact same back packs as the one used with the bomb? Why were the agents seen and photographed WITHOUT the back packs just moments after the explosion?

    Too many unanswered questions don’t you THINK?

    You know this really STINKS.

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