A solemn swearing in ceremony for 2,000 immigrants as they take the oath of citizenship. It was a special day, made more sacred by the fact that it was September 11th, 2012, the 11th anniversary of the attacks on America.
Just seven months later, prosecutors say he made a mockery of that oath by bombing the Boston Marathon.
The mother of the two bombing suspects told reporters in Russia she believes neither of her sons are terrorists.
She said, “I know my kids. What happened is a terrible thing. But I know that my kids have nothing to do with this. I know it.”
A despicable Facebook page called “Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is Innocent” has emerged. It originated in Spain and already has 11,000 friends worldwide.
Dzhokhar murmured just a single word at a dramatic court hearing at his hospital bedside. According to a court transcript a U.S. magistrate asked, "Can you afford a lawyer?"
Dzhokhar mouths the word, "No."
The magistrate said, "Let the record reflect that I believe the defendant has said, 'No'."
In several sessions with interrogators, the 19-year-old suspect reportedly blamed his dead big brother Tamerlan as the driving force behind the bombings.
He revealed they built the infamous pressure cooker bomb from instructions in a Al Qaeda magazine called Inspire, headlined “Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom.”