Two important updates on the Marathon Bomber.
First, according to WCVB, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged this morning in front of a magistrate judge in his hospital bed.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving accused Boston Marathon bomber, has been arraigned in his hospital bed, a federal official tells NewsCenter 5’s Kelley Tuthill.
The complaint against him has been sealed and is not public, according to Gary Wente, the circuit executive for the U.S. Courts in Boston.
A magistrate went to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Monday for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s initial appearance.
Also this morning, Jay Carney announced at his press conference that Dzhokhar will be tried in civilian court; he will not be treated as an enemy combatant (which he couldn’t be legally in any case).
Now let’s see what kind of access the government permits his lawyer.
Update: Here’s the complaint (h/t Mike Scarcella)
Update: Here’s a transcript from the appearance. (h/t NYT)