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July 10, 2013

Bombing suspect in court for 1st public hearing

BOSTON (AP) — A man accused of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings with his brother has arrived in a courtroom for his first public appearance since the deadly attack.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is being arraigned in federal court in Boston on 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 the 19-year-old 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. His first court appearance took place at a hospital, where he was recovering from injuries suffered in the police shootout.

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