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Boston Suspect Remains Hospitalized Under Heavy Guard

Vicki Chen |
April 20, 2013 | 3:58 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remained hospitalized Saturday in serious condition, according to the Associated Press.

Tsarnaev was named by the FBI as one of two suspects responsible for the two bombings at the Boston Marathon Monday that killed three people and wounded more than 180.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was named by the FBI as one of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. (FBI)
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was named by the FBI as one of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. (FBI)

As investigators continued searching for a motive for the deadly bombings, heavy guards stood outside Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where Tsarnaev is being treated. The suspect is reportedly in no shape to be interrogated.

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According to the Boston Globe, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick told reporters that Tsarnaev was in "serious but stable" condition in an impromptu interview outside Fenway Park. Thousands of Bostonians gathered for a Red Sox game Saturday, the first since the deadly bombings.

"I think not...able to communicate yet," Patrick also commented regarding Tsarnaev's condition.

According to the Boston Globe, Tsarnaev, 19, was found hiding inside a covered boat in a Watertown, Mass. backyard Friday night. Police hadembarked on a house-to-house manhunt across 20 blocks of the Boston suburb.

READ MORE: Everything We Know About The Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects So Far

Tsarnaev was wounded and bloody when he was discovered under a tarp and was captured alive. 

His brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died in a gunbattle with police earlier that day.

There was no immediate word on when the younger Tsarnaev might be charged and what those charges would be. The Associated Press reported the most serious charge available to federal prosecutors would be the use of a weapon of mass destruction to kill people, which carries a possible death sentence. The state of Massachusetts does not have the dealth penalty.


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