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Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev cries while aunt on stand

4 years 2 weeks 6 days ago Monday, May 04 2015 May 4, 2015 May 04, 2015 11:33 AM May 04, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BOSTON - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has shown emotion for the first time in his federal death penalty trial, crying as his aunt took the stand and wiping his eyes repeatedly with a tissue.

Patimat Suleimanova sobbed uncontrollably Monday as she looked at Dzhokhar sitting about 10 feet away from her. She hadn't yet begun to testify and had only answered questions about her name, her year of birth and where she was born.

After a few minutes, Judge George O'Toole Jr. suggested that the defense call a different witness so she could compose herself.

As she left the witness stand, sobbing loudly, Tsarnaev wiped tears from his face, using a tissue to wipe his eyes and nose.

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