Boston Bomber Given Bedside Hearing, Charged as Civilian, Could Face Death Penalty

Tue Apr 23, 2013 AT 9:58 AM EDT

The long process of criminal justice started yesterday for accused Boston bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev. The Los Angeles Times reports that a federal magistrate, prosecutor, and public defender held a session in the bomber’s hospital room to ask questions about his sanity and ability to afford a lawyer. The New York Times reports the bomber could face the death penalty. Real Clear Politics has video of WH Press Secretary Jay Carney informing the press Tsarnaev would be charged as a civilian and not an enemy combatant. Super-lawyer Alan Dershowitz believes authorities will “regret” not reading Tsarnaev his Miranda rights and “may have blown” the opportunity to seek the death penalty. Finally, the NewYorker reports onWho are the Tsarnaevs?

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