Well, he’s alive after all. Looks like we’re going to trial.
AG Holder can’t be happy about this plea – it means that evidence might be cross examined…
Boston Marathon bombing pleads not guilty in first courtroom appearance since fatal attack
BOSTON — His arm in a cast, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges Wednesday in his first courtroom appearance since his capture at the end of a chaotic week in April.
Tsarnaev, 19, smiled crookedly — he appeared to have a jaw injury — at his sisters in court as he arrived.
Then, after he leaned over toward a microphone and said, “Not guilty” over and over in a Russian accent, he was led out of the courtroom, making a kissing motion toward his family as he left.
The proceedings lasted just seven minutes and took place in a courtroom packed with victims of the bombing, their families, police officers, and members of the public and the media.
Tsarnaev faces 30 charges, including using a weapon of mass destruction to kill.
The April 15 attack killed three people and wounded more than 260. Authorities say Tsarnaev orchestrated the attack along with his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died following a shootout with police three days after the bombing.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested on April 19 when he was found hiding in a boat in a suburban backyard. He was initially charged in the hospital, where he was recovering from wounds suffered in a police shootout….