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Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Charged! Magistrate Judge Called To Hospital! Charges Could Carry Death Penalty!

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A rep from the White House has just confirmed that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, will face criminal charges in federal court, rather than be designated an enemy combatant.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said in the case against Dzhokhar, this is "absolutely the right way to go and the appropriate way to go."

Citing other terrorists who have been tried and convicted in federal court, he added:

“The system has repeatedly proven that it can successfully handle the threat that we continue to face.”

Dzhokhar was reportedly arraigned in his hospital bed earlier today and while some outlets are reporting his charges are being sealed, others have reported that he has been officially charged with with one count of using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction in the U.S. and one count of malicious destruction of property with an explosive device. The charges could carry the death penalty.

The wheels of justice are starting to turn. Here's hoping we'll have more answers soon.

[Image via AP Images.]

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Boston Bombings Suspect Is Awake And Answering Questions In The Hospital

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It's been a week since the horrific bombings at the Boston Marathon and it looks like we might be one step closer to getting some answers.

19 year-old suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is reportedly awake at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he is being treated and is now able to respond to questions. However, due to what are believed to be self-inflicted gun wounds to his neck, he is only able to answer through writing.

Investigators are currently trying to figure out whether the bombings were part of a larger plot and if he and his now deceased brother Tamerlan were acting alone.

Authorities have already found that the brothers had made at least 5 pipe bombs and possessed multiple firearms, leading them to believe that they were planning on striking again in the near future.

Boston police commissioner Edward Davis said:

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Dark Knight Shooter James Holmes' Will Face The Death Penalty

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This certainly looks to be a sad ending to a very sad story.

James Holmes will most likely face the death penalty after his shooting spree at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater murders late last July left several dead and many others injured.

Last week, his legal team entered a "guilty" plea in hopes of spending life in prison with no parole as an alternative, but after lawyers consulted the families of the victims, the deal was rejected.

As the hearing kicked off earlier this morning, Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler said he would not be accepting

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Colorado District Attorney Carol Chambers Speaks On The Trial! Death Penalty A Possibility For James Holmes

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'Suspected' Dark Knight gunman James Holmes' first court appearance ended minutes ago, and we learned he will most likely be charged with first degree murder for killing 12, which could potentially lead to the death penalty.

Colorado District Attorney Carol Chambers shares insight into the future of the case, and in a post-hearing press conference informed viewers how:

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James Holmes Revealed! Appears In Court With BRIGHT Red Head!

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The first court appearance for 'suspected' Dark Knight shooter James Holmes took place this morning in a Colorado court, presided over by honorable Judge William B. Sylvester.

As was rumored, James' hair IS dyed orange-red, in similar fashion to the acid-green locks of the Joker character from Batman fame.

After reading James his rights, the judge told the unresponsive Holmes he will likely be charged with first degree murder for killing 12 people, which could result in the death penalty.

James is being held without possibility of bail and has been told he cannot contact the victims of the fatal, movie theater shooting that took place early Friday morning.

James will OFFICIALLY be charged at a court hearing held Monday, July 30 at 9:30am.

The former PhD student was

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Convict Troy Davis Has Been Executed

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Injustice is served.

Yesterday, we were thrilled to see how many people were taking a stand and speaking out in an attempt to save 42-year-old Georgia native/death row convict Troy Davis from the death penalty.

As a reminder, Troy was accused of killing Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989, but many believe there was too much doubt to warrant an execution.


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Celebrities Rally On Twitter To Save Convict Troy Davis From The Death Penalty Tonight!


We're so thrilled that so many are taking a stand against such a GROSS injustice!

After the last plea for clemency on behalf of Troy Davis, the 42-year-old Georgia native and death row convict whom many believe to be wrongly accused of killing a police officer in 1989, was turned down yesterday, many celebrities - including Kim Kardashian, Diddy, Samantha Ronson, Rosario Dawson, and many more - have taken to their Twitter accounts before his scheduled 7pm execution today to lash out at the justice system with the hashtag #TooMuchDoubt, while others have encouraged their followers to participate in rallies, e-mail and call the parole board, the judge, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder!

With so little time left, we sincerely hope that the powers that be can reconsider! How are we supposed to have faith in the justice system when things like this are STILL happening?!

CLICK HERE to pledge your support to Troy Davis, and check out all of the celebrities' tweets doing the same…AFTER THE JUMP!

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