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Tsarnaev indicted on 30 counts

Is alleged to tie attacks to US killing of Muslims; Most of charges can carry the death penalty

A federal grand jury released a sweeping indictment of Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev Thursday, charging him with using weapons of mass destruction and killing four people. Officials also disclosed a note in which Tsarnaev said he wanted to punish the United States for the “evil” of hurting Muslims.

The 30-count indictment alleges that Tsarnaev had been inspired by Al Qaeda publications and that he left a confession in the boat in a Watertown backyard, where he was captured days after the bombings, saying, “I don’t like killing innocent people.”

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