Bomb suspects appear driven by religious views
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BOSTON - Officials have formally charged 19 year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombings as he remains hospitalized from a gunshot wound to the neck.
Analysts say prosecutors will build their case against the younger Tsarnaev, by trying to prove he was mentally committed to the crime, not just coerced by his older brother, 26 year old Tamerlan, who was killed Friday in a shootout with police.
U.S. officials say Tsarnaev and his brother appear to have been motivated by their religious views, not any connection to any Muslim terrorist groups. The officials made the assessment after Tsarnaev was interrogated.
The brothers, ethnic Chechens from Russia who had been living in the U.S. for about a decade, practiced Islam.