Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Moved From Hospital: Boston Updates

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been moved from the hospital to BOP's medical prison at Fort Devens. Here's an interesting overview of the facility from a brochure seeking psychology interns.

The New York Times has transcribed the interview his parents gave yesterday in Makhachkala, Russia.

Authorities now say the carjacking did not happen in Cambridge, but across the river in Allston. Also, they have been searching the Crapo Hill Landfill in New Bedford, perhaps for a computer.

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    "In business of cheating death, Judy Clarke (5.00 / 2) (#15)
    by Mr Natural on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 08:48:19 PM EST
    great article (5.00 / 1) (#20)
    by Jeralyn on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 02:16:07 AM EST
    and pure Judy. A very special human being as well as a great lawyer.

    Lucky for Dzokhar and his lawyers (none / 0) (#1)
    by Peter G on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 03:25:03 PM EST
    that one of the few federal prison hospital facilities happens to be at Fort Devens, just outside Boston.  Otherwise, access to counsel for the near future would be problematic, as the next nearest facilities are at Lexington, KY, Butner, NC, Springfield, MO, and Rochester, MN.

    Since he's been given a . (none / 0) (#17)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 10:31:03 PM EST
    ... federal public defender, wouldn't they assign him one in another district if he had to be moved to one of those other federal prison hospital facilities? Or if you were already the assigned counsel, would you be required to spend a few hours on a plane in order to do your job?

    A friend of mine out here is a federal PD, and she's juggling any number of cases at any given time -- and that's just Hawaii. I'd imagine that having to fly five hours R/T just to meet with one client would be a terrible additional burden on you as defense counsel.


    No, in any serious case, the relationship (5.00 / 1) (#22)
    by Peter G on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 01:04:25 PM EST
    between lawyer and client depends on building a bond of trust. It is very personal. A substitute Defender from a far-away district could not "cover" for the assigned Defender, for purposes of interviewing the client. The lawyer is always appointed to handle the case in the district where the case is filed (which in turn is required by the Constitution's venue [Art. III. sec. 2, cl. 3] and vicinage [Amend. VI] clauses to be the place where the offense was allegedly committed).  Numerous several-hour meetings will be required, particlarly with a client who is young, who is facing the most challenging sorts of charges in every way, whose parents are on another continent, and whose best friend, his older brother, has just died.  The cost (and commitment of time, including wasted time) involved for a Boston-based attorney to travel elsewhere would be extraordinary.

    "Dzhokhar" not "Dzokhar" (none / 0) (#2)
    by Anne on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 03:33:42 PM EST
    In case you feel like fixing it...

    fixed, thanks (none / 0) (#13)
    by Jeralyn on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 06:19:38 PM EST
    I couldn't wade through the whole 9 page (none / 0) (#3)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 03:36:28 PM EST
    interview with the parents, did the mother ever explain that the reason she can't come back to the US is because she fled the US to avoid her shoplifting and property destruction charges?

    Mother Said Some Interesting Things (none / 0) (#9)
    by RickyJim on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 04:20:22 PM EST
    But the shoplifting charge didn't come up.  She did think that the naked man in the youtube video was Tamerlan so her view was that he was killed some time after they put him into the police car.

    yes she said it was a small thing (none / 0) (#12)
    by Jeralyn on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 06:17:53 PM EST
    and lawyers assured her it wouldn't be a problem.

    the charges before, how can they be not a problem now?

    she didn't have to flee (none / 0) (#19)
    by Jeralyn on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 02:13:03 AM EST
    the charges before, she was a no show. She chose to leave and there's nothing to support that her decision had anything to do with the shoplifting case.

    If there's an arrest warrant out for her, she can go before the court when she gets here.She can then have bail set. They aren't going to keep her without bail on a shoplifting ccharge. She could also pay the $1,600, plead guilty and probably be out the same day.

    If U.S. lawyers are telling her that she won't be held,  they've probably confirmed  with the DA of the county she's charged in that once she appears, they won't seek to hold her.

    Having to go before the court in Boston when she arrives to address the FTA warrant doesn't mean she'd be held in jail after appearing. These things are typically worked out by lawyers ahead of time.


    Thanks, that makes sense. (none / 0) (#26)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 12:17:10 PM EST
    Danny's Story (none / 0) (#4)
    by RickyJim on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 03:38:51 PM EST
    Interview with the highjack victim.  Might be the basis for a blockbuster film.

    I (none / 0) (#8)
    by lentinel on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 04:11:02 PM EST
    don't know if it's true, but according to the Police Chief of Watertown, they wouldn't have caught up with the two suspects if they hadn't highjacked the car. The owner left his cell phone in it, and the police were able to trace it via satellite.

    The Police will tell you (none / 0) (#14)
    by NYShooter on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 07:35:20 PM EST
    that among the most difficult crimes to solve are those committed by one person, and just one time. The reason why is, I would think, obvious: No M.O. and, if planned carefully, no evidence.        

    And in a semi-related incident, ... (none / 0) (#16)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 10:18:18 PM EST
    ... I'm presently stuck in my office building here in downtown HNL, having just been ordered 20 minutes ago, along with everyone else still in the building, to "shelter in place" after a bomb threat was phoned in and a suspicious package was located downstairs in the lobby (I'm up on the 19th floor).

    That's what I get for coming over here after I got through working at the Capitol this afternoon (it's now 5:10 pm HST). Just called The Spouse, so she and not me now has to head over to the airport to pick up Younger Daughter, who's arriving from school in Hilo for the weekend; it's some friend's birthday party tonight -- I forget whose -- and of course she just had to fly in for it. Well, it's her money, so whatever. (Egads, I sound like my mother ...)

    A similar threat was called in down in Waikiki two hours ago, and they've also closed down Kalakaua Ave. at Lewers St. after a suspicious package was located there, too. And yesterday, the First Circuit Court Building and the adjacent Federal Buildings (two blocks from my office) were both shut down after bomb threats were phoned into the State Judiciary.

    I suppose these are probably cheap knockoff / copycat stunts, coming as they are on the heels of the Boston Marathon bombing. (I hope who's ever doing this realizes that first degree terroristic threatening is a serious felony, if caught.) But the package at Circuit Court yesterday ended up being a very low grade explosive, so it's always better safe than sorry.

    All the same, I can certainly think of better ways to spend a Friday evening. Since I'm presently indisposed, and as long as I'm here, I might as well catch up on my e-mail and other regular job correspondence (my job at the Capitol ends next week Friday).

    Aloha, Jeralyn and everyone. Have a wonderful weekend.

    I'm back home now. (none / 0) (#21)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 02:30:04 AM EST
    Two hours later and it was, in the words of HPD Capt. Ryan Borges, "basically a bunch of junk" inside that backpack in our lobby.

    Ray Davies was right. Paranoia may destroy ya.


    Glad you're safe Donald... (none / 0) (#23)
    by fishcamp on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 03:37:50 PM EST
    Yuk, I hate that drive from town to the HNL airport.  Wonder what a low grade explosive is?  Maybe some of that strong Korean kim chee and some firecrackers.

    There were suspicious packages (none / 0) (#24)
    by ruffian on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 03:55:35 PM EST
    in the parking lot of the shopping center near where I work one of the days this week. Police cleared the area, stores were closed, etc for a few hours. Turned out to be some fake devices - someone's stupid idea of a joke I suppose.

    I don't understand people.


    What kind of person plants a fake bomb? (5.00 / 1) (#25)
    by caseyOR on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 07:52:59 PM EST
    I understand why someone might plant a real bomb. I don't support it, but I get why a person makes that decision. But a fake bomb? WTF?