Monday, April 22, 2013 1:24 pm
White House: Tsarnaev to be tried in federal court
The Associated Press
White House spokesman Jay Carney said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be prosecuted in the federal court system.
He says President Barack Obama's entire national security team supports the decision.
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.