Breaking: Bombing suspect won't be charged as 'enemy combatant'
April 22nd, 2013
01:06 PM ET
10 years ago

Breaking: Bombing suspect won't be charged as 'enemy combatant'

(CNN) - The surviving suspect in last week's Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, "will not be treated as an enemy combatant," but rather will be prosecuted "through our civilian system of justice," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Monday afternoon.

"Under U.S. law, United States citizens cannot be tried in military commissions," he said.

soundoff (112 Responses)
  1. Mike from CO

    step 1 in obama's impeachment"

    You can be impeached for following the law? My my, what a world you wack job conservatives live in...

    April 22, 2013 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  2. Name willard

    We are strongest belive that untied state of ciztien are keep hide other place town of state

    April 22, 2013 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  3. freedom

    @Patrick in Wisconsin

    This beast doesn't deserve to be in prison or our court system. His citizenship should be denounced. Get the information from him and then he should get the death penalty – why should he live out his life in prison, and the taxpayers pay for it? And our president can't even call this TERRORISM! Get it??

    April 22, 2013 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  4. Name willard

    I think ciztien are keep proud than untied state

    April 22, 2013 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  5. Pete

    Hey everyone Graham talking legal stuff out his butt or not he's not an enemy combatant ,its not war over here and he's not a prisoner of any country but ours..There's no waring groups out here and republicans always try in inject intelligence but fail miserably because they're not intelligent thats all and that includes that supposid ex JAG lawyer Graham,what a hack he'd be in todays courts ,right!!

    April 22, 2013 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  6. M. Zimmerman

    No need to make the Boston Bomber into an "enemy combatant" or to seek the death penalty. Those actions will dear the souk of the prosecutors and the culture. A fair and timely trial will undoubtedly be quite effective. Keeping someone behind bars Without the death penalty is much cheaper than putting someone on death row for years.

    April 22, 2013 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  7. Russia

    they did not do it they are being setup by the government its all staged like 9/11

    April 22, 2013 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  8. fed up

    i wish CNN would stop showing the picture of Tsarnaev when he wes 12 yrears old. It makes hm appear as an innocent child, which he is not.

    April 22, 2013 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  9. Rob

    Make it fast like timothy

    April 22, 2013 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  10. Thomas


    Would you feel more satisfied if the president himself water boarded Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and sent you a DVD copy ?

    Benghazi , Benghazi , Benghazi !

    I don't see you posting any comments about the explosions at the fertilizer plant in Texas . You must be for less government , less regulations and environmental protection .

    April 22, 2013 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  11. Batman

    Wow...look at all the inhuman beasts condemning a man without a fair trail. You should all be ashamed of yourselves for falling for media hype and mob justice. There is a photo of this man leaving the scene after the explosions still wearing his backpack...LOOK IT UP OR SHUT UP!

    April 22, 2013 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  12. Marcelo Mancilla

    Step 1: Daily beatings for this waste of human flesh until he begs to be killed.
    Step 2: Listen to his plea and laugh hysterically.
    Step 3: REPEAT STEP 1.

    April 22, 2013 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
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