After asking a carjacking victim, “Did you hear about the Boston Marathon explosion?,” one of the accused bombers took credit for the terror act, saying, “I did that,” according to criminal charges unsealed today.
In a federal criminal complaint, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is charged with using a weapon of mass destruction in connection with the April 15 attack.
The complaint was unsealed this afternoon following a proceeding in Tsarnaev’s room at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, where he is in critical condition. A federal magistrate advised Tsarnaev of his rights and the charges filed against him by Department of Justice prosecutors. Tsarnaev, who was represented by William Fick, a federal public defender, is scheduled for a May 30 probable cause hearing.
The U.S. District Court document reveals that when Tsarnaev (seen above) and his brother Tamerlan allegedly carjacked a vehicle last Thursday evening, one of them “removed the magazine from his gun and showed the victim that it had a bullet in it, and then re-inserted the magazine.” One of the brothers then stated, “I am serious.”