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First -- -- -- breaking news out of Boston at a federal grand jury today officially indicted the accused marathon bomber and we are expecting in fact we are now in a news conference it is happening right -- -- this moment it is the US attorney from Massachusetts let's listen in briefly.
And Suffolk County district attorney -- -- for their continued cooperation.
And assistance in this investigation.
And -- -- thirtieth attorney Ryan.
Will be also announcing charges against this defendant and you'll hear from her shortly.
The indictment if the grand jury returned today charges to defense and with numerous counts among them.
Conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death.
And using a weapon of mass destruction.
Resulting in death.
Conspiracy to bomb -- place a public use as well as a bombing a place a public use resulting in death.
Conspiracy to maliciously destroy property resulting in personal injury and death as well as most -- destroying property.
Resulting in personal injury and causing.
And use of a firearm during.
And in relation to a crime of violence.
Using a firearm to cause death.
Carjackings resulting in serious bodily injury and interfere with commerce by threats and violence.
The indictment contains detailed factual allegations about the defendant's alleged conduct.
And role in the crimes that have been charged according to the indictment so hired -- -- -- and his brother temelin.
Took steps before April 15 to prepare for that their actions that day.
On or about march 20 the defendant and his brother travel to a firing range in Manchester, New Hampshire result cars tonight it.
Who -- -- to nine millimeter -- guns purchased 200 rounds of ammunition and engaged in target practice.
On or about April 5 time moments and -- Ordered electronic components on the Internet that could be adapted for use in making -- -- And had them shipped to the Cambridge residents that he shared with his -- so car.
The defendant also downloaded a publication.
That provided instructions on how to build the bomb.
And the day before the bombing the defendant opened a pre paid cell phone account number in the name of Joseph -- cyanide.
According to the indictment on April 15.
At approximately 2:40 PM.
Talents tonight place a backpack in front of 67.
Among a dense crowds of marathon spectators.
With a backpack contained an IET.
Constructed from a pressure cooker.
Low explosive powder shrapnel adhesive.
The electronic components and other items.
At the same time.
So parts and I've walked to 755.
Wilson street in front of the -- restaurant.
Which he also placed a backpack containing a similar kind of IED.
Among another crowd of the marathon spectators including dozens of men women and children.
According to the indictment at approximately 2:48 PM.
So -- -- called his brother using his prepaid cell phone and spoke to him for several seconds.
Seconds after the call.
Tomlinson nine -- detonated the bomb that he have a place in front of American sports.
After that bomb exploded.
It up among.
Many things -- killed crystal Marie Campbell and it also means and seriously injured many others.
After the first explosion.
So -- and I have detonated the bomb that he had placed in front of the form restaurant.
And when that bomb exploded.
It killed Lindsay -- And Martin Richards and it also means and seriously injured many others that -- in that area.
The -- -- further alleges that on April 18.
A few hours after the media began disseminating photographs.
Of the Sinai -- Brothers identifying them.
As potential suspects in the marathon bombing.
Result -- and time -- -- arm themselves with five I -- fees.
Of Ruger nine millimeters semi automatic.
And a hunting knife and -- a Honda Civic two MIT and Cambridge.
When they arrive to the school.
The defense -- his brother murdered MIT police officer -- collier.
Shooting him in the head at close range.
With a nine millimeter semiautomatic handgun.
They also attempted to steal his weapon.
Following officer -- is smarter Zulfikar and Tomlinson I have carjacked an individual.
Was referred to in the indictment as -- and and who was in a Mercedes.
And they carjacked him by pointing a gun -- threatening to kill him.
They indicated to the victim that they intended to drive his vehicle to Manhattan.
So kind temelin.
Force GM to drive to Watertown.
Where they we -- the portable GPS device and other items from -- on Pacific and then forcing him to drive to a service stations to get gas.
-- they were searching for a gas station.
They -- DM to a Bank of America ATM in Watertown square and force him to hand over his debit card and personal identification number.
So -- and I then used to this debit card and with true 800 dollars from the victim's bank account.
At around 12:15 AM on April 19 while the defendant and his brother was stopped -- stopped for gas.
The victim escaped from the Mercedes and called 911.
After the victim escaped so hard and -- and -- drove to -- street.
In Watertown where police located them and try to apprehend them.
It was at this time that the -- I have Brothers began firing at the officers.
The -- -- opposes used for ITDs against them one of which was made from pressure cooker.
Low explosive partner powder shrapnel and other items.
Attempting to shoot.
Bomb and kill or disable the officers who were trying to apprehend him.
So question I have drove directly at Watertown officers Jeff people -- -- John McClellan.
And John Reynolds.
Wentz are higher so -- and I -- -- at the officers he barely miss Sargent Jeffrey pulled Lacey.
Who was attempting.
To -- talents and I have to safety.
So -- -- may have drove over his brother temelin seriously injuring him and contributing to his death.
In the course of making his escape.
So press and I also cost Richard -- -- Massachusetts Bay transportation authority officer.
To sustain serious bodily injury.
-- -- I have later abandoned the car on spruce street in Watertown smashing both.
Of his cell phones and hid in a dry docked boat in -- -- backyard until he was captured by the police.
As a result of the charges that have been filed today.
The defendant faces up to life and possibly death if convicted.
I do want to say that I have met with several of those that were injured on April 15 as well as members of the deceased families.
I was able to -- that it -- thoughts.
Discuss the process moving forward.
And learn a bit about them personally.
-- strength is extraordinary.
And we will do everything that we can to pursue justice not only on their behalf but on behalf of of all of us.
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