Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will not be tried as enemy combatant
According to White House spokesman Jay Carney Monday, Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will not be tried as an enemy combatant, but will face trial in a federal court. Viathe Boston Globe:
Pointing to other terrorists who have been tried and convicted in federal court, [Carney] said, “The system has repeatedly proven that it can successfully handle the threater that we continue to face.”
He also said that US citizens cannot be tried before military commissions. Tsarnaev is a naturalized US citizen. He was sworn in as a citizen in September.
According to the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney's Office, the 19-year-old is with charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against persons and property in U.S. resulting in death: