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White House: Tsarnaev to be tried in federal court

White House: Tsarnaev to be tried in federal court

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Apr 22, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will not be tried as an enemy combatant in a military tribunal.
   
White House spokesman Jay Carney said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-KHAR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) will be prosecuted in the federal court system.
   
Tsarnaev is a naturalized U.S. citizen. Carney says that under U.S. law U.S. citizens cannot be tried in military commissions. Carney says that since Sept. 11, 2001, the federal court system has been used to convict and incarcerate hundreds of terrorists.
   
Tsarnaev, 19, and his older brother and suspected co-conspirator, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, were born in southern Russia.

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Ina Ronquillo

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Ina is a Southern Arizona native. She graduated from Nogales High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.