While in the hospital, the U.S. court met with Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and discussed the details of his charges including use of Weapons of Mass Destruction, for which can face the death penalty. While Tsarnaev was not able to speak, all affirmations of his understanding were recorded, and at one point Tsarnaev finally spoke the word “no” in regards to being able to afford an attorney…
Emergency treatment, surgery and other medical care probably cost the residents of Massachusetts (or maybe all of us) at least $150,000. This was certainly necessary in order to save his life. I don’t think Dzokhar would have received that sort of treatment in some other countries which we need not mention explicitly. Probably would have been questioned then and there in the boat.
It might seem unkind to question him in the hospital. One must consider that he was still in serious condition and could have died. The authorities needed to get some answers, quickly e.g. if there were any other bombings or acts of terror that were still scheduled by his associates.
Beth Israel Hospital
Ironic, that his care was provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Brookline, MA. It was probably the nearest hospital, and it is a very good public hospital (public hospitals usually provide the best care in the USA).
Promise and potential…
This is such a tragedy. Dzokhar looked like a sweet little boy in his photographs. If only he had had other family members, besides his older brother,nearby, for perspective and to talk to. The older brother was not well, as he had everything to look forward to, yet hadn’t worked in three years and became caught up in a cause that he had not identified with previously.
… ends in violence and sorrow
They were both good students, the older brother was nearly a professional boxer, the younger brother attending a good school, handsome and bright. Again, so sad that their lives turned into this, an act of terrorism that killed women and children, caused irreversible physical harm to those who survived.