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.
The first episode of the case-related podcast, Marathon, is now available for listen and download.
Thanks to tips from readers, the knit hat mystery is solved, Howie's role in the chain of custody may be clearer, and there is an indication of where the Invisible Person went. Plus, what's coming up next for this blog in 2017.
On a rainy summer day, Heather and Attorney Dad take a car trip to test out a theory presented by the prosecution.
Tracing the Ruger that killed Sean Collier reveals a lot of information not shown at Dzhokhar's trial.
A Ruger handgun killed Sean Collier, and the prosecution asserted Dzhokhar obtained the gun from a good friend. But the friend's story is plagued by vagueness and inconsistencies that throw the whole narrative into question.
The burden of proof is on the prosecution. If there's no evidence found against the defendant, he is therefore innocent; he cannot be guilty simply because a microscopic possibility remains that some evidence against him might have been missed.