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Federal charges focus only on Marathon bombing

Federal prosecutors sent a quick, clear message in the prosecution of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Monday morning in filing a complaint in federal court listing only two specific charges, both carrying the possibility of the death penalty, according to legal observers.

The charges, use of a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property resulting in death, center strictly on the Boston Marathon bombings and bypass for now the other crimes linked to him.

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