Monthly Archives: April, 2013

Female DNA found on Boston bomb fragment, FBI says

Female DNA was found on at least one of the Boston bomb fragments. (FBI photo)

Female DNA traces were found on at least one of the Boston bomb components. (FBI photo)

Investigators have confirmed that female DNA was found on at least one of the Boston Marathon bomb fragments. A DNA sample was collected from Katherine Russell Tsarnaeva, 24, widow of bombing suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, at her family home, in West Kingston, RI. . . .

The FBI has collected a DNA sample from the accused Boston bomber’s widow. Read all about it here.

Supreme Court restricts out-of-state resident access to public records

The US Supreme Court made a unanimous decision favoring restriction of out-of-state public records for non-residents. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons, Matt H. Wade)

The US Supreme Court made a unanimous decision favoring restriction of out-of-state public records for non-residents. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Matt H. Wade)

 

The US Supreme Court has upheld a Virginia law that restricts out-of-state resident access to public records. The unanimous ruling also applies to Arkansas and Tennessee . . .

Click here to read about the unanimous Supreme Court decision on public records.

Babies treated worse than sick dogs in Philly abortion clinic, prosecutor alleges

 Kermit Gosnell, Philadelphia abortion doctor charged with four counts of first-degree murder. (Photo credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Kermit Gosnell, Philadelphia abortion doctor charged with four counts of first-degree murder. (Philadelphia Police Dept. photo)

 

A jury will soon begin weighing the evidence against Philadelphia abortion doctor, Kermit Gosnell, 72, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of four infants. Summations by the defense and prosecutors were completed Monday . . .

Click here to read about the trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor accused of four counts of murder.

American woman in United Kingdom, imprisoned, for forcing 14-year-old daughter to get pregnant

Unidentified teen was forced to conceive and bear a child for her adoptive mother.

Teen was forced to conceive and bear a child for her “mum.”

An American woman, residing in the United Kingdom, forced her 14-year-old adopted daughter, now a young adult, to become pregnant with donor sperm. The woman, already an adoptive mother of three children, longed for another baby which she could not conceive, and made her daughter have a baby which the mother would have raised as her own . . .

Read about an unconscionable case of child abuse.

Michael Jordan gets married again

 Yvette Prieto and Michael Jordan dancing after their wedding. (Ap photo)


Yvette Prieto and Michael Jordan’s wedding dance.

After five years of dating, Michael Jordan, 50, Charlotte Bobcats owner and legendary retired basketball player, married Cuban-American model, Yvette Prieto, 35, in Palm Beach, Fla., on Saturday , , ,

Click here to read about basketball legend, Michael Jordan’s wedding.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s wife allegedly warned him of FBI search

Katherine Russell Tsarnaeva, wife of dead Boston bombing suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, allegedly phoned her husband, warning him that the FBI was searching for him.

Katherine Russell Tsarnaeva, wife of dead Boston bombing suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, allegedly phoned her husband, warning him about the FBI search.

Katherine Russell Tsarnaeva 24, wife of dead Boston bombing suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, reportedly warned him that the FBI was searching for him. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, brother-in-law of Russell disclosed this information to investigators prior to Miranda rights reading. . . .

Click here to read report on Tamerlan Tsarnaeva’s wife and the alleged phone call.

Silence after Miranda rights read to accused Boston bomber

Accused Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, went silent after Miranda rights were read to him. (FBI photo.)

Accused Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, went silent after Miranda rights were read to him. (FBI photo.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was read his Miranda rights by a magistrate judge Thursday and immediately went silent. Although the suspect could not speak because of injuries to his throat and neck, he had written responses and cooperated with the FBI before he was advised of his rights. . . .

This article won the April 15 – 30, 2013 semi-monthly prize for Allvoices, American Pundit contest. Read  more of Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi’s articles here.

Click here to read how Miranda rights caused accused Boston bomber to go silent.

Random, introspective thoughts on Boston bombing suspect (Opinion)

Boston bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, says brother's anger at wars in Iran and Afghanistan was motivation for terrorism.

Boston bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, says brother was “upset” and angry about the in Iraq and Afghanistan which motivated the two of them to bomb the Boston Marathon.

Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev revealed that he and his brother planned the Boston Marathon bombing just a week prior to the Patriot’s Day event. He said his older brother, Tamerlan, was “upset” by the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and “anger” was the motivation for planting the homemade bombs that killed three and injured nearly 200 . . .

Click here to read the writer’s thoughts on the Boston bombing suspect.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says brother was mastermind behind Boston bombing

Bombing suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19. The younger brother disclosed to officials that the elder brother was the mastermind behind the Boston Marathon bombing.

Bombing suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19. The younger brother disclosed to officials that the elder brother was the mastermind behind the Boston Marathon bombing.

 

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was charged with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction in his hospital room Monday. Tsarnaev told authorities that his older brother was the mastermind behind the last week’s attack that killed three and injured more than 170 others . . .

Read about the Boston bombing suspect’s mindset concerning the heinous act of terrorism.

Boston bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, formally charged in hospital room

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, has been formally charged with using a weapon of mass destruction. (Photo: FBI website)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, has been formally charged with using a weapon of mass destruction. (Photo: FBI website)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was formally charged in his hospital room with using a weapon of mass destruction in the twin explosions that left three dead and 176 injured at last week’s Boston Marathon. It is a crime that carries a possible death sentence . . .

Click here for more information on Boston bombing suspect’s formal charges.