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From Boston and a federal grand jury -- -- officially indicted.
The accused marathon bomber the grand jury returned a thirty count indictment against yellow cars are Naia.
Charges include using weapons of mass destruction killing three people at the marathon.
Seriously injuring many others at the marathon as well.
He's also accused of killing -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer.
You never call the Sunday -- Brothers allegedly killed that officer as they tried to escape authorities after the marathon.
Joining me now we've got attorney Wendy Murphy she's in Boston forest and Fox News contributor Arthur -- dollar what you -- you first 73 days it took.
To get these indictments put together and we should not not just a federal indictment but also Middlesex County issuing a fifteen count indict.
That unusual for that amount of time for these types of indictments.
You -- -- about that Trace on the one hand.
It does seem like a long time generally four grand jury to get the job done on something that seems so simple.
But remember we're talking about different.
Counties in jurisdictions working together across -- federal and state.
I mean the list of people involved in the investigation went on and on and on today.
And the original charges are mirrored in the charges were there were announced today.
In other words the holding charges are all there plus there were some additional charges related to -- collier and the carjacking incident.
I think when you're working across jurisdictional lines.
You really have to allow for additional time so in that -- -- considering the complexity of the evidence remember they were investigating months before.
The marathon and they brought a lot of that evidence up then it is not -- appeared at a time and -- And it's a good point -- because you talk about the complexity of the evidence and they wanna make sure they get this thing absolutely.
Right I mean look you've got accounting and you get the feds working together and when this thing finally goes to court they wanna make sure that there is not a shred of evidence out of place.
-- every T crossed every I dotted you wanna Wear a belt and suspenders to make sure you fought your -- don't fall down and there are no rush straight.
There's there -- no rush the guy is incarcerated.
He's not going anywhere.
The best thing that the United States attorney said when she spoke to many of the victims I love when I hear prosecutors with the chief law enforcement officers.
Say that because they are working for the citizens and I love that -- how she described them.
And how strong they -- And hopefully what she's making that determination about whether to seek the death of death penalty or not to seek the death penalty because it in the US attorney.
Who will make that determination she takes their opinion into consideration whatever that opinion maybe.
And that's my next question when you were talking about a potential death penalty case here when you talk to those victims look the eyes of the world the -- the nation certainly are on these prosecutors.
You know you got a lot of very compelling testimony in this grand jury indictment.
Yeah you know it's an interesting dilemma I worked with Carmen Ortiz years ago in the middle sixty is -- -- -- -- and Mary Bryant the current DA here and I know them pretty well.
Massachusetts is a funny state on the death penalty liberal.
Kind of anti death penalty even at the highest levels even in the federal system even though Massachusetts of course as a federal court offers up the death penalty.
As a potential penalty on I think seventeen of the thirty charges announced -- better the federal officials today.
Nevertheless you know these -- politicians.
Yes the victims opinions will matter in if ever there was going to be a justify death penalty case this is -- I think there's no doubt Carmen Ortiz will.
Support and and go for the death penalty the question as well the public's reaction to this or even a lot of sympathy -- -- oh he's ultra nineteen out.
Sergio -- that they don't -- -- you hope that they put politics aside.
And they do what they think is right that's what they're elected to do.
To use their judgment as to what they think is right whatever that may be I will -- -- this is one case where I do not expect a plea bargain.
I think that they don't that they will be a trial and an ultimate.
-- conviction and sentence by -- judge.
And off he would go to Colorado RD Abdullah Wendy Murphy thank you both.
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