A phone call to Tamerlan Tsarnaev's friend two hours before the murder of Sean Collier changed everything I knew about the Boston Marathon bombing. So why did the government protect him?
Heather and Tom dive into developments in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's appeal. In a July 2018 filing by appellate counsel, his lawyers have forecasted some of the many arguments they intend to make on appeal, which may be filed this November. We discuss venue changes; negative pre-trial publicity at the hands of a recently suspended Boston Globe journalist, Kevin Cullen; death-qualified juries; forced confessions; the discovery that prosecutors used secret ex parte filings to suppress information about Tamerlan Tsarnaev's potential involvement in a 2011 triple murder, and more.
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The blog hits its third year anniversary. A little bit on where I've been and where the investigation is going.
In a special New Years installment, Heather and Tom tackle recent questions from readers and listeners.
The government claimed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev coordinated the Boston Marathon bombing with a cell phone. The evidence shows something different.
What is an alibi defense, and does Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have one in regards to the charges for which he was convicted?
In the final installment of our historical series, Eric Bowsfield joins Heather to talk about the history and evolution of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s home country, Chechnya.
Eric Bowsfield returns to help Heather hash out the issue of Islamophobia and how it affected the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Historian and fellow investigator Eric Bowsfield joins Heather to talk about historiography. We discuss how the discipline gives us the tools to study the Marathon Bombing and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's court case as a historical event.