Bombing Suspect Reportedly Awake, Responding In Writing
Investigators are now apparently able to get at least some information from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as he recovers from the injuries he received during Friday’s shootout:
April 21 (Reuters) – The 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, who was seriously wounded and unable to speak, is awake and responding in writing to questions from authorities, according to tweets by ABC and NBC news networks.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is in the intensive care unit of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is responding sporadically, the ABC news network reported on its Twitter feed.
NBC’s Pete Williams is also reporting Tsarnaev is writing answers to questions from law enforcement.
Tsarnaev is being treated for a gunshot in the mouth that exited the back of his neck, according Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, who was interviewed on CBS’ “60 Minutes.”
There’s also some expectation that Tsarnaev will be charged as early as today. If that happens, then the legal process will start moving forward and the opportunity to question Tsarnaev without having to read him the Miranda warning will end.