TIMELINE: The trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

May 15: A verdict was reached and Tsarnaev was sentenced to death.

May 14: Boston bombing jury finishes 1st full day of deliberations in death penalty phase of trial.

May 13

: Jury begins deliberating whether marathon bomber should get life in prison or death penalty.

May 11:

The defense calls Sister Helen Prejean, a nun and noted anti-death penalty activist who has met with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev 5 times since March. She says he believes he is sincerely sorry for his crimes. The defense rests. The government presents two brief rebuttal witnesses. Closing statements are set for Wednesday.

May 7:

In court, a prosecutor grilled a prison consultant after he testified for the defense about the strict conditions Dzhokhar Tsarnaev might face behind bars.

May 6:

The former brother-in-law of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev testified for the defense from a U.S. embassy in Kazakhstan as the penalty phase of the trial continued.

May 5:

Friends have already described Tamerlan Tsarnaev's relationship with future wife Katherine Russell as rocky, but, now there is testimony it was also violent.

May 4:

On Monday morning, Russian relatives of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took the stand to testify in his defense, but one witness wasn't among them. A FOX25 source confirmed that a man traveling with the group of relatives was denied entry to the U.S due to questionable ties.

April 30:

The trial was delayed due to a sick juror.

April 29:

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev revealed searches were done on his sister-in-law's computer on the rewards of dying as a martyr's spouse. They also tried to show a softer side of Tsarnaev by sharing photos of him as a child.

April 28:

More witnesses who knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev in some way testify, including a former boxing coach and a former training partner. Photos from Tamerlan's 2012 trip to Russia are shown, including photos of him holding a gun. Search history from his wife Katherine's computer are also revealed.

April 27:

The defense begins their part of the penalty phase, and will hope to show that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, not Dzhokhar, was the mastermind behind the bombing plot and that Dzhokhar should be sentenced to life in prison without parole. The defense calls eight witnesses the first day, all focused on Tamerlan. Testimony included an imam whose service Tamerlan interrupted two different times, and his mother-in-law, Judith Russell.

April 23:

More bombing survivors testify, including a man who was at the event with his 3-year-old son and lost a leg, and was right next to bombing victim Martin Richard and his mother Denise after the bombs went off. The government rests its case in the penalty phase of the trial.

Thursday afternoon, members of Tsarnaev's family arrive from Russia. They are expected to testify as witnesses for the defense.

April 22:

Officer Sean Collier's family members and coworkers testify. Collier's stepfather testified Wednesday that Sean's mother was so distraught by his death that she couldn't get out of bed for months. Lingzi Lu's aunt testifies as well, remembering the "beautiful nerd" who was full of excitement coming to live in Boston just months before the bombings.

Additionally, the government showed a still photo of Tsarnaev in a holding cell on July 10, 2013, hours before his arraignment, giving a surveillance camera the middle finger. The defense showed a longer clip, to attempt to put the gesture into context.

April 21:

The penalty phase of the Boston Marathon bombing trial begins. The government begins presenting witnesses that will prove "aggravating factors" that show Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should receive the death penalty. Victim Krystle Campbell's father testifies, along with bombing survivor Celeste Corcoran, who lost both of her legs in the blast.

April 14:

Between the guilt and the penalty phase of the trial, Judge George O'Toole called the jurors back to court to advise them not to participate in any bombing memorial events, attend the 2015 Boston Marathon, and not to attend any events related to the marathon weekend.

April 8:

A jury finds Dzhokhar guilty on all 30 counts he was charged with, 17 of which carry the death penalty. The penalty phase will begin Tuesday, April 21.

April 6:

Both sides present closing arguments in the first phase of the trial. Defense lawyer Judy Clarke says if it hadn't been for Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombing "would not have happened." A prosecutor described the bombing as a "cold, calculated, terrorist act" that was "intentional" and "bloodthirsty."

March 31:

After calling four witnesses, two of them FBI employees, the legal team representing admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev finished presenting its case in the guilt  phase of this closely watched trial.

March 30:

After showing the jury graphic autopsy photos of both Lingzi Lu and Martin Richard, the government rests its case. The defense begins by recalling an FBI photographer who was a government witness, and another witness who goes over some of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's tweets.

March 26:

An FBI expert testifies about the bombs detonated at the Marathon finish line and Watertown shootout, and shows the jurors models the FBI reconstructed of the bombs. The medical examiner who performed Krystle Campbell's autopsy testifies, and photos of Campbell's injuries are shown to the jury.

March 25:

A chemist and other experts testify regarding the chemical make-up of the bombs, and how the Tsarnaev brothers went and bought different bomb-making components.

March 24:

The expert on terrorism continues his testimony, and the jury is shown surveillance video of the Tsarnaev brothers at a gun range in New Hampshire.

March 23:

A counterterrorism expert testifies about the extremist material found on Dzhokhar's boat and analyzes the note he wrote found inside the boat in Watertown.

March 19:

Evidence turns digital as expert witnesses testify about extremist material found on Dzhokhar's computer, including an Inspire magazine article titled "Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom."

March 18:

Forensic experts described getting Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's fingerprints from the Watertown scene, finding bloody gloves in Tsarnaev's green Honda that matched MIT Officer Sean Collier's, and receipts in Tamerlan Tsarnaev's wallets for two backpacks, among other items.

March 17:

Stephen Silva, a friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's, describes how he gave the gun used to kill MIT Police Officer Sean Collier to Tsarnaev.

David Henneberry describes how he found Tsarnaev hiding in his boat, the Slipaway II, in his Watertown backyard.

March 16:

Watertown police officers describe the intense firefight they engaged in with the Tsarnaev brothers on Laurel Street in the early hours of April 19. They also detailed how they tried to arrest Tamerlan Tsarnaev before Dzhokhar reportedly got into the carjacked Mercedes and ran his brother over while escaping.

March 12:

Dun Meng, the Chinese national who identified the Tsarnaev brothers as the two men who carjacked him on April 18, 2013, testifies about his experience. Surveillance video is shown of Meng's escape, as well as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev inside a gas station convenience store shopping for snacks.

The medical examiner testifies and jurors in the case are shown autopsy photos of Officer Sean Collier. Some cry as they look at the photos.

March 11:

Video of the Tsarnaev brothers allegedly ambushing and shooting MIT Police Officer Sean Collier is shown. Officers who first responded to the scene also testify.

March 9:

New surveillance video shows the Tsarnaev brothers walking to Boylston Street before the blasts, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the phone at the site of the second bomb, and the two leaving the scene after the bombings. Separate video shows Dzhokhar buying milk in Cambridge less than a half hour after the attacks.

Additionally, survivor Jessica Kensky, Danling Zhou, a friend of victim Lingzi Lu, and people who responded to help the injured testified in court.

March 5:

Survivor Jeff Bauman, Bill Richard, the father of youngest victim Martin Richard and others testified in court.

March 4:

In opening statements, defense attorney Judy Clark said "it was him," referring to her client Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his participation in the Boston Marathon bombings.

March 4:

Judge George O'Toole denied the defense's fourth motion for a change of venue.

March 3:

After nearly two months, jury selection in the trial is finished and a jury of 12, with six alternates, is chosen. The jury consists of 10 women and eight men.

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March 2:

Judge George O'Toole hears pending motions from both the government and the defense before the trial regarding presentation of evidence, specifically the boat Tsarnaev was found hiding in in Watertown, and autopsy photos of the victims killed in the bombings.

Also Monday, Tsarnaev's defense team files its fourth change of venue motion, which would move the trial out of Boston if granted.

February 25:

Enough potential jurors have been provisionally qualified to reach the next stage of jury selection, which will take place Tuesday, March 3.

February 20:

A court official says a jury is expected to be seated by the end of the following week, and that opening statements could begin the first week of March.

February 19:

A panel of three First Circuit appeals court judges hears arguments from both the defense and prosecution for and against moving the Boston Marathon bombing trial out of Massachusetts. The defense argues that the jury pool in eastern Massachusetts is too prejudiced against Tsarnaev for him to receive a fair trial here. A decision will come at a later date.

February 12:

The federal First Circuit Court of Appeals responds to the defense's motion requesting that the appeals court mandate a change of venue for the trial and stop jury selection. The judges rule that jury selection will continue, but that they will hear arguments for why the trial should be moved out of Boston.

February 6:

US District Court Judge George O'Toole has denied the defense's third motion to move the trial out of Boston. The defense team filed a motion with the appeals court also, however, and are still awaiting the ruling from that court.

January 22:

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's defense team has filed a third motion to move the trial out of Boston, claiming that the jury selection process has revealed an impartial jury cannot be found in eastern Massachusetts.

January 5:

Jury selection begins in the trial. Over the course of three days, more than 1,300 people fill out lengthy questionnaires, covering everything from their backgrounds, to if they have formed an opinion regarding Tsarnaev's guilt or innocence, to their beliefs on the death penalty.

December 18:

Accused Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev makes his first appearance in court since April, 2013, for a final pre-trial hearing. His hair appeared longer and he had grown a full beard. He spoke briefly when the trial judge, George O'Toole, asked him questions about his satisfaction with his legal representation.

December 1:

Tsarnaev's lawyers submit a second request to move the trial location out of Boston, citing ongoing media coverage and potential leaks from law enforcement officials.

October 28:

Robel Phillipos, friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is found guilty of lying to investigators in a terrorism investigation. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of eight years in prison. He will be sentenced at a later date.

October 11:

Feds say Tsarnaev knew about brother's role in 2011 triple murder.

September 24:

Judge George O'Toole grants a two-month trial delay, pushing the trial's start date back from Nov. 3 to Jan. 5. He denies a defense request to move the trial out of state.

August 7:

Lawyers for Tsarnaev are making a second push to move his trial to Washington, D.C.

July 25:

Lawyers for Tsarnaev have renewed their request for a judge to hold a hearing on leaks to the news media.

July 22:

A Cambridge man was in court Tuesday after being arrested on gun and drug charges. Two sources told FOX 25 that authorities have linked the gun to the murder of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier.

July 21:

Azamat Tazhayakov was found guilty of obstruction of justice and conspiracy for removing a backpack from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room in the days following the Boston Marathon bombings.

Tazhayakov was found not guilty on two other charges. Sentencing was scheduled for October 16. He faces a maximum 20-year prison sentence for obstruction and a five-year maximum for conspiracy but likely will get a less under sentencing guidelines.

Monday, July 14:

The prosecution and defense have both rested their case in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev friend Azamat Tazhayakov. Closings in Tazhayakov's trial are expected to take place Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 1:

Federal prosecutors are opposing a defense request to move the November trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to Washington, D.C.

Monday, June 23:

Motion to vacate special security measures denied in Tsarnaev case.Monday, June 23: A lawyer for Azamat Tazhayakov says he rejected a plea deal offered to his client. Tazhayakov and another friend are accused of removing items from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room.

Wednesday, June 18:

Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev requested a change of venue and has asked the court to move his trial out of state.

Friday, June 13:

Tsarnaev denied extra time to seek new trial venue


Monday, June 3:

Prosecutors filed arguments opposing a motion by lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to suppress evidence seized from a Cambridge apartment where he once lived. Prosecutors say he emailed his mother in the hours before the Watertown a shootout with police that he would see her in this life or the next one.

Friday, May 30:

A Kyrgyzstan native has been charged in connection to the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.

Thursday, May 22:

The Boston Marathon bombing suspects used "relatively sophisticated" bombs with fuses made from Christmas lights and remote-control detonators made from model car parts, federal prosecutors said Wednesday in a court filing arguing statements one of them made to FBI agents after being captured shouldn't be thrown out.

Thursday, May 15:

Statements made by two friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev following the deadly 2013 bombing can be used at their trial.

Thursday, May 15:

Text messages show Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev joking with a friend not to text him after the FBI released his photo.

Tuesday, May 13:

A new report claims the gun allegedly used by Tamerlan Tsarnaev during the Watertown shootout is linked to a street gang in Maine.

Thursday, May 1:

Prosecutors in the case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have requested an additional guard to watch over his interaction with his family.

Tuesday, April 22:

Another friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has requested a change of venue for his trial on obstruction of justice charges. Dias Kadyrbayev has joined a motion for change of venue previously filed by Azamat Tazhayakov and Robel Phillipos.

Wednesday, April 16:

A judge ruled that Tsarnaev will be allowed to see victims' autopsy photos.

Friday, March 28:

Documents filed by Tsarnaev's defense team say the FBI approached Dzhokhar 's brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, asking him to be an informant, "reporting on the Chechen and Muslim community."

Wednesday, March 26:

A Congressional report released Wednesday claims Russian officials warned the FBI of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's alleged extremist ties in March 2011.

Tuesday, March 25:

A Florida state attorney cleared an FBI agent in the fatal shooting of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's friend. In his report, Jeffrey Ashton shares a timeline of events leading up to Ibragim Todashev's shooting. Over a period of four hours, investigators engaged in what they describe as a "cooperative, non-coercive" discussion with Todashev. During that discussion, they claim the 27-year-old admitted to some involvement in the triple homicide.

One trooper involved in the interview told investigators probing the FBI agent's use of force that Todashev "made the comment" that it was "just gonna be a robbery."

Friday, March 21:

A new report claims Florida prosecutors have concluded that the FBI agent who fatally shot a friend of accused Boston Marathon bombing mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was justified in using deadly force.

reports prosecutors have concluded the shooting of Ibragim Todashev was justified.

Monday, March 17:

Federal prosecutors are requesting a protective order barring Tsarnaev from seeing autopsy photos of his alleged victims, with the exception of any photos used as evidence by either party at trial or sentencing.

Wednesday, March 12:

U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr. said in an electronic notice Wednesday hear a defense request to lift special restrictions placed on Tsarnaev while he awaits trial during an April 16 hearing.

Tsarnaev's lawyers are also seeking the dismissal of some charges.

Thursday, March 6:

A federal judge has ruled the government will begin paying for the legal defense of a 20-year-old man accused of lying for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Friday, February 28:

Prosecutors say an FBI agent overheard Boston marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev making a "statement to his detriment" when his sister visited him in prison.

Thursday, February 20:

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev submitted another request to remove the remaining special administrative measures that have been placed on him in prison.

Wednesday, February 12:

A federal judge set a Nov. 3, 2014 trial date for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev's lawyers have until June 11 to submit a change of venue request.

Friday, February 5:

All five Democratic candidates for governor say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev shouldn't face the death penalty for his alleged role in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Thursday, January 30:

The government announced they will pursue the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Tuesday, January 21:

Congressman Bill Keating says a new report about Tamerlan Tsarnaev's time in Russia will be released in February. Keating, who sits on the House Homeland Security Committee, said he believes Tsarnaev was a homegrown terrorist who was not acting on someone else's orders.

Wednesday, January 15:

Three friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will go on trial in June on charges they hindered the investigation into the attack, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Attorneys for Dias Kadyrbayev and Robel Phillipos had asked that the trial not be held until January 2015. But a lawyer for a third friend, Azamat Tazhayakov, asked for an earlier trial.

Monday, December 23:

Federal prosecutors say the Boston Marathon bombing suspect should not get more time to decide whether to ask to move his trial out of the city.

Monday, December 16:

A report released following a 5-month investigation by the Boston Globe suggests alleged Boston Marathon mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was hearing voices and that he may not have been "radicalized" prior to the April 15 attacks.

Friday, December 6:

The sisters-in-law of dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev testified on Thursday afternoon before a federal grand jury looking into the attack, their lawyer told The Associated Press.

Amato DeLuca, who represents Tsarnaev's widow, Katherine Russell, and her family, said Anna and Rebecca Russell testified at the federal courthouse in Boston. Their parents, Judith and Warren Russell, testified before the grand jury in September, but Katherine hasn't been called.

Tuesday, December 3:

The US Attorney's office revised the special administrative measures placed on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, allowing him to meet with "multiple legal visitors," and pre-cleared non-attorneys like paralegals and a mental health counselor to meet with him without an attorney present.

Tuesday, November 12:

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are headed to court to ask a judge to ease restrictions placed on him in prison as he awaits trial.

Thursday, November 7:

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say federal prosecutors are withholding evidence they consider crucial to their defense of Tsarnaev in the death penalty case, including the testimony of his family.

Thursday, October 31:

Federal prosecutors have refused to say whether they've recommended the death penalty for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as a deadline approaches for them to send their proposal to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Prosecutors from the office of Massachusetts' U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz have said in court they planned to send their recommendation to Holder by Oct. 31.

Tuesday, October 29:

Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev plan to make their case to have restrictions placed on him in prison lifted at a November hearing.

A motion hearing and status conference has been set for Nov. 12 in the case against Tsarnaev. During the hearing, a federal judge is expected to address a motion to vacate Special Administrative Measures.

Monday, October 28:

Planning has begun for the 2014 Boston Marathon.

Officials said they are starting early and focusing on security. Meetings have already begun between state and local public safety agencies within many communities.

Wednesday, October 23:

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers may try to save him from the death penalty in the Boston Marathon bombing by arguing he fell under the murderous influence of his older brother, legal experts say.

Tuesday, October 22:

Newly-filed court records say Tamerlan Tsarnaev "participated" in a brutal Waltham triple murder that left one of his friends dead. The disclosure, made by federal prosecutors in the terror case against Tsarnaev's younger brother is attributed to Ibragim Todashev and is the first official statement linking the now-dead elder Tsarnaev to the Waltham murders for which he has long been suspected.

Friday, October 18:

A federal judge rejected a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to order prosecutors to give the defense more time to prepare their arguments against the death penalty.

Thursday, October 17:

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley is asking the questions that have been on the minds of many in state and local law enforcement about the Boston Marathon bombings. Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, is the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, with broad oversight over the Department of Justice and the FBI.

Grassley's questions get to a nagging doubt in many minds: if the FBI had the Tsarnaev brothers on its radar before publicly identifying them, could the death of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier have been prevented along with the firefight in Watertown that nearly took the life of MBTA Transit Officer Richard Donohue.

"Did the FBI have the suspects under physical surveillance at any time prior to releasing the photos to the public?" Grassley wrote in his letter to FBI Director James B. Comey, Jr. The FBI aired the photos of the then-unnamed suspects during a 5 p.m. press conference on the Thursday after the bombing, about five hours before Collier was shot and killed.

The FBI issued a strongly worded denial that the Joint Terrorism Task Force, which they lead, knew the identities of the Tsarnaevs before the shootout in Watertown that ended one of their lives or that they were ever sources for the FBI.

Tuesday, October 15:

- Marathon survivors show they are moving forward six months after the bombings.

- During an interview on the FOX 25 Morning News, Suffolk County District Attorney discussed the possibility of charges being brought against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at the state level.

"I'm not in the business of eating up resources," Conley explained. "We have a very robust federal prosecution team on this case they're gonna do a wonderful job and then we'll see what happens and we'll make decisions at that point."

Wednesday, October 9:


Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking the government to hand over information related to FBI interviews of his family and friends.

Monday, October 7:

- The Middlesex District Attorney's Office was granted  a default warrant for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in connection with the death of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier. Tsarnaev, who is in federal custody, can't be arraigned on the Mass. charges until he his physically present. The warrant assures his appearance in Middlesex Superior Court after the federal case against him has concluded.

Thursday, October 3:

- Attorney General Eric Holder's office sent a memo to the bureau of prisons director to justify what Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers classify as "Special Administrative Measures" that were imposed on their client. Holder claims Tsarnaev built more bombs and convinced others to destroy evidence in the days after the April 15 attacks.

Wednesday, October 2:

- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's attorneys requested what they describe as "overly harsh" restrictions placed on their client in August be lifted.

Monday, September 23:

- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked a judge to order federal prosecutors to give them more time to make their case against the death penalty. In court Monday, Tsarnaev's lawyers said they have not received key evidence from prosecutors yet and have not had enough time to submit a proposal arguing that Tsarnaev does not deserve the death penalty.

Friday, September 13:

- Three friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are due in court on charges they hindered the investigation into his involvement in the deadly attack. Robel Phillipos, Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov are scheduled to be arraigned Friday in U.S. District Court on charges of lying to investigators and conspiring to obstruct justice.

Thursday, September 12:

- Days after the Boston Marathon bombings, B.J. Ganem was one of the wounded veterans who met with survivors who had lost a limb or limbs in the April 15 attack. He thought he'd do a lot of hand holding and hearing crying, but the 36-year-old Marine Corps veteran instead saw resilience. The new amputees asked a lot of questions about his prosthetic leg, which replaced the left leg he lost below his knee after an improvised explosive device blast in Iraq in 2004. He even took off the artificial limb and let them hold it.

Tuesday, September 10:

- State lawmakers are considering whether to allow motorists to buy a "Boston Strong" license plate with proceeds helping victims of the April 15 marathon bombing. The Legislature's transportation committee is scheduled to hear the bill Tuesday.

Sunday, September 8:

- State lawmakers are considering whether to allow motorists to buy a "Boston Strong" license plate with proceeds helping victims of the April 15 marathon bombing. The Legislature's transportation committee is scheduled to hear the bill Tuesday.

Thursday, August 29:

- A federal grand jury has indicted a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev previously charged with making false statements during the Boston Marathon bombing terrorism investigation.

Thursday, August 22:

- Sean Collier was posthumously sworn in as a Somerville police officer before packed room of loved ones, law enforcement officials, and state lawmakers. After being sworn in, Collier's badge number was immediately retired.

Tuesday, August 20:

The surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect suffered multiple gunshot wounds including one to the face, a skull fracture, and various other injuries when he was captured hiding in a boat in a Watertown backyard, according to a doctor who treated him.

The injuries were described by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Dr. Stephen Ray Odom in an April legal proceeding at the hospital three days after the arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Monday, August 19:

Registered runners who weren't allowed to complete the Boston Marathon because of the finish line explosions can now register early for the 2014 race. The Boston Athletic Association says the registration period for the 5,633 runners who had reached at least the halfway point before being stopped on April 15 starts Monday and runs until Aug. 29.

The eligible runners have been informed of the process. Runners will be required to pay the entry fee but don't have to re-qualify. Regular registration is scheduled to begin in September.

Thursday, August 15:

The university where accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev attended school released a report Thursday on their response to the attacks.

UMASS Dartmouth released the findings of their independent investigation four months to the day after the bombings. The school says the report praised their overall response to the emergency, as well as the changes to policies and procedures that were made in the months following the explosions.

- The family of Boston Marathon victim Martin Richard released an update on the recovery of their 7-year-old daughter, Jane Richard. They say Jane is limited to the amount of time she can wear her new prosthetic leg, but walks around with great pride and a sense of accomplishment when she can wear it.

Tuesday, August 13:


Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov are expected to be arraigned on charges that include conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstructing justice with the intent to impede the bombing investigation.

Thursday, August 8:

-A federal grand jury has returned a two-count indictment against two friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz has announced. Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, nationals of Kazakhstan, who were residing in New Bedford on student visas, were charged Thursday with conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstructing justice with the intent to impede the bombing investigation.

-A hearing for a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who is awaiting trial for allegedly lying to federal investigators probing the April 15 bombings has been canceled. Robel Phillipos, who remains under house arrest, had a hearing scheduled for Monday. The request was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, saying "Mr. Phillipos gives notice of his waiver of preliminary hearing pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. P. 5.1(a)(1) and further states the parties are engaged in negotiations aimed at possible resolution of this matter."

Tuesday, August 6:

-The father of a Chechen man killed by the FBI in May says he plans to sue the agency for the wrongful death of his son. Ibragim Todashev was killed during an FBI interrogation in Florida earlier this year. Todashev allegedly knew one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. During questioning, he was shot and killed. It's unclear exactly what led up to the shooting and the FBI has released no details from that night. Time Magazine's website is reporting the 27-year-old's father arrived in Florida Monday night, armed with photographs he plans to use as evidence to sue the FBI. The photos were allegedly taken by friends in Florida who prepared Todashev for burial. His father claims the pictures show his son was shot seven times, two times in the head.

Friday, August 2:

-A New York woman accused of scamming almost half a million dollars from the fund for Boston Marathon bombing victims is due in Boston Municipal Court today for an arraignment. Audrea Gause fought extradition from New York after her July 19 arrest. She denies any wrongdoing. Prosecutors say Gause got a $480,000 check from the fund after claiming she had suffered a traumatic brain injury in the bombings.

Thursday, August 1:

-State investigators in Florida have declined to conduct an independent investigation into the death of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

-Despite several Boston stores pulling the Rolling Stone issue featuring bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from their shelves, sales soared. The cover doubled the magazine's monthly sales. According to a new report, sales of the August issue jumped 102 percent above average sales from last year. Thirteen thousand copies sold in just 10 days.

Monday, July 29:

-She loved spending time on the Boston Harbor Islands. Now, a part of one of those islands could be named in honor of one of the Boston Marathon bombing victims. The Parks and Recreations Commission will vote on a proposal to name the gazebo on Spectacle Island after Medford's Krystle Campbell, according to the Boston Herald.

Wednesday, July 24:

-The last person injured in the Boston Marathon bombings who is still in the hospital is being discharged, exactly 100 days after the attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260. Marc Fucarile lost his right leg and suffered severe burns and shrapnel wounds when the second of two bombs exploded near him and a group of friends who were at the finish line to watch another friend complete the run. Two other people in his group also lost legs.

Tuesday, July 23:

-A state police photographer who released photos of the bloodied Boston Marathon bombing suspect during his capture was placed on restricted duty Tuesday. Murphy said he leaked the photos of what he called "the face of terror" to Boston magazine last week to counter a glamorized image of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

-A New York scam suspect accused of defrauding the One Fund for $480,000 is due in court Tuesday. Police say Audrea Gause, of Troy, faked medical records claiming she suffered a brain injury during the Boston Marathon bombings. The One Fund approved the 26-year-old's claim in June, but received a tip last week that Gause wasn't even in Boston during the attack. All of the money has since been returned to the fund.

Monday, July 22:

The American Civil Liberties Union is calling on state officials to launch independent investigations into the FBI shooting death of Ibragim Todashev. Todashev, a former friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, was killed by the FBI during an investigation. He was shot and killed by an FBI agent in Orlando, Fla., in May. Officials claim Todashev was about to give details and possibly confess to a triple murder in Waltham that bombing suspect number one Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have been involved in. But his family and close friends say he was never interviewed about the matter and that his case was not handled professionally.

Friday, July 19:

A Troy, N.Y. woman was arrested for larceny over $250 Friday amid allegations that she fraudulently received a $480,000 check from the One Fund. Attorney General Martha Coakley's office says 26-year-old Audrea Gause claimed she sustained brain damage as a result of the bombings. After submitting detailed paperwork with her claim, Gause's claim was approved. The attorney general's office began investigating after receiving information indicating Gause was not in Boston at the time of the bombings.

Gov. Deval Patrick says a state police sergeant "violated the rules" by releasing photos of the capture of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect. But the governor did not appear eager to further discuss the release of the photos to Boston Magazine as he walked to his office Friday after a Statehouse event, telling reporters to "talk to the state police." State police spokesman David Procopio said earlier that the agency didn't authorize Sgt. Sean Murphy to release the photos.

Add the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and its host community to those upset at Rolling Stone magazine's cover story on the Boston Marathon bombing suspect. Staff and students are upset at the magazine's portrayal of the university as a "middling school" with "an utter lack of character." Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a student at UMass-Dartmouth.

Wednesday, July 17:


The cause of death for a former friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects who was killed by the FBI during an investigation is being blocked from the public. According to The Boston Globe, the FBI is barring the Orlando medical examiner's office from releasing Ibragim Todashev's autopsy results. Todashev was shot and killed by an FBI agent in Orlando, Fla., in May. Officials claim Todashev was about to give details and possibly confess to a triple murder in Waltham that Bombing Suspect No. 1 Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have been involved in.

Wednesday, July 10:


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleads "not guilty" to all charges at his first public appearance in Federal court Wednesday. The 19-year-old appeared nervous and was wearing a cast. His trial is expected to last three to four months as 80-100 witnesses are called by the government. His next court appearance is Sept. 23.

-The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs will hold a hearing Wednesday to discuss lessons learned from the Boston Marathon bombings and the steps that were taken to prepare for and respond to the attack. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis and Kurt Schwartz, the undersecretary for Homeland Security and Emergency Management in Massachusetts, are among the witnesses. The hearing will get underway 10 a.m. in Washington, D.C.

-The forthcoming book "Boston Strong" by Casey Sherman and Boston Herald reporter Dave Wedge will be adapted into a screenplay by two of the Oscar-nominated screenwriters of "The Fighter." "Boston Strong" is scheduled to be published in 2014 by University Press of New England. Wedge recently joined the FOX 25 Morning News to talk about the movie and book. He said Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasay have acquired features rights to "Boston Strong." The project will chronicle the city's reaction to the blasts.

Tuesday, July 9:

Federal court will be packed Wednesday as potentially hundreds of Boston Marathon bombing victims plan to watch as suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is arraigned. Courthouse officials told the Boston Herald they are reserving much of the space in the courtroom for the victims. Others will be able to watch the arraignment on television monitors in a separate area.

Monday, July 8:

The surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect is expected in court this week. A probable cause hearing is scheduled for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday in federal court. Dzhokhar and his brother, Tamerlan, are allegedly the masterminds of the marathon attack. Three people were killed and nearly 300 others injured. Dzhokhar is also accused of murdering MIT police officer Sean Collier a few days after the bombings. Tsarnaev is eligible for the death penalty. He is currently being held at FMC Devens.

Thursday, July 4:

The charity set up in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings could get slapped with a lawsuit. The Massachusetts Bar Association says the One Fund payout method is flawed, and many victims aren't receiving the compensation they deserve.

 Monday, July 2:

A Boston man was arrested for allegedly submitting a $2.195 million claim to The One Fund Boston using his dead aunt's name, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Tuesday. Branden Mattier, 22, of the South End, was taken into custody at his home Tuesday when an undercover state trooper presented him with a simulated check made out for $2.195 million. He was charged with attempted larceny over $250 and identity theft.

 Monday, July 1:

-Massachusetts lawmakers have agreed to create a $200,000 fund to help seriously injured victims of the Boston Marathon bombing move to new homes or modify their existing ones. A House-Senate conference committee included the measure in a supplemental appropriations bill that both chambers were expected to vote on Monday.

-Runners in the coast-to-coast One Run for Boston relay race have reached their finish line in Copley Square, 24 days after they started. The end of the cross-country, non-stop relay organized to raise money for those injured and otherwise affected by the Boston Marathon bombings finished at approximately 12:45 a.m. Monday.

Saturday, June 22:

Emergency crews participated in marathon fitness test at Gillette Stadium to benefit the One Fund. The 26-hour fitness test is expected to last until Sunday at 5 p.m.

 Friday, June 21:

The makeshift memorial to victims of the Boston Marathon explosions will be removed from Copley Square Tuesday. Mayor Tom Menino says a committee has been formed to find a more permanent way to honor the victims. The items left at the memorial will be moved to the archive.

 Thursday, June 20:

New Hampshire fireworks store that sold pyrotechnics to one of the Boston Marathon bombers is being criticized for its insensitivity. The store reportedly sent out flyers and coupons to residents across Massachusetts, touting its Fourth of July deals. We are only two months removed from that tragic day at the marathon, where so many lives were changed forever. And while Phantom Fireworks store has not done anything illegal, many people are upset the flyers and coupons have been sent to the neighborhoods directly impacted from the bombings.

Wednesday, June 19:

He was once friends with Boston bombing suspect No. 1. Now, the body of the man shot and killed by a Boston FBI agent is being flown back to Russia with his family. The Boston Globe is reporting the body of Ibragim Todashev left the United States Tuesday. His family says they had difficulties booking a flight as the FBI confiscated his green card and passport during their investigation.

Friday, June 14:

-The transit police officer who survived a showdown with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects will be discharged from the hospital. Officer Richard Donohue expects to head home Friday morning, with other Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officers escorting him. Donohue has been recovering at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital for about a month. The 33-year-old still has a bullet in his body, and has been coping with nerve damage that makes it painful to walk.

Thursday, June 13:

The outgoing director of the FBI was grilled about the bureau's handling of the Boston Marathon bombings. Director Robert Mueller was called before Congress Thursday. The focus of the hearing was the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance programs, but it was a question about the Boston Marathon bombings that started a heated argument about national security between Mueller and one congressman from Texas.

Thursday, June 4:

-Two Massachusetts residents have sued the New York Post, accusing the newspaper of falsely portraying them as suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court said photographs and articles published three days after the bombings made it appear that the FBI was pursuing 16-year-old Salaheddin Barhoum and 24-year-old Yassine Zaimi. The pair was featured on the front page under the headline "Bag Men."

Wednesday, June 3:

--The Boston Bar Association says it can connect people who suffered losses in the Boston Marathon bombings with lawyers who can provide free legal help. The lawyers' group also has put checklists online to identify potential legal issues facing both individual victims and businesses who were affected by the April 15 attack.

 Tuesday, June 2:

-Rep. Michael Capuano on Tuesday filed the Officer Sean Collier Campus Police Recognition Act of 2013 in memory of the MIT police officer allegedly slain by the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. Sean Collier, 27, was fatally shot while sitting in his police cruiser on April 18. Authorities say he was killed by the two men suspected in the twin bombing, which happened three days earlier. "Officer Collier was a hero who lost his life while doing a job he loved, serving and protecting the MIT community as a member of campus law enforcement. This bill is a small way to honor his memory," Capuano said.

Saturday, June 1:

- The last Marathon victim being treated at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is scheduled to be discharged Monday.

Friday, May 31:

-A radical Islamic magazine has published an article praising the attacks at the Boston Marathon and the recent murder of a British soldier. Inspire Magazine is printed in English and was allegedly where the Tsarnaev brothers got the plans for the pressure cooker bombs used at the marathon. The article is called "Message to the American Nation" and is written by an al-Qaeda commander on the Arabian Peninsula. It praises lone wolf terrorists and calls the Tsarnaev brothers "great" for the attack they're accused of carrying out on April 15.

-Meanwhile, The Boston Globe is reporting that Rep. William R. Keating said Thursday in Moscow that Russia had provided a detailed warning that Tamerlan Tsarnaev intended to join an Islamic insurgency in Dagestan.

- Marathon victim JP Norden was released from a rehabilitation hospital Friday. He tells reporters he looks forward to "a new life, a better life."

- UMass Boston posthumously awarded marathon victim Krystle Campbell with a degree. Campbell's pursuit of a bachelor's degree in sociology was cut short by the April 15 attacks.

Thursday, May 30:

-The family of a Florida man with ties to Boston Marathon Bomber No. 1 is calling for an independent investigation, claiming that he was not armed when he was killed by federal agents. Relatives of Ibragim Todashev believe he did not threaten an FBI agent with a sword. They also claim law enforcement may have used excessive force on an unarmed person.

-A U.S. congressional delegation is spending a week in Russia meeting with high-level government and security officials to investigate whether more could have been done to prevent the Boston Marathon bombings. Russia warned the United States in 2011 that bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a potential terrorist threat, but did not respond to U.S. requests for more information.

-Aerosmith, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett returned to Massachusetts to join artists with ties to the state for a benefit concert for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Other acts included Jason Aldean, Boston, Extreme, Godsmack, The J. Geils Band, Carole King and New Kids on the Block.

- The remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has recovered enough to walk and assured his parents in a phone conversation that he and his slain brother were innocent, their mother told The Associated Press on Thursday.

-The University of Massachusetts-Boston will award a posthumous bachelor's degree to Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell at the school's commencement. School officials say Campbell was a student there from 2005 to 2007 and studied sociology. Campbell's family is scheduled to accept the degree on her behalf during Friday's ceremony.

Wednesday, May 29:

-A new report says the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is now able to speak and has called his mother in Russia. Bloomberg says that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev called his mother from the medical facility at Devens, where he's being held. In the six-minute phone call, Tsarnaev told his mom "I am absolutely fine, my wounds are healing. Everything is in God's hands. Be patient. Everything will be fine."

-The probable cause hearing for a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been delayed. Robel Phillipos' hearing scheduled for May 31 has been moved to July 12.

-First lady Michelle Obama is planning to be in Boston to meet again with Boston Marathon bombing victims whom she visited last month. She'll also attend a fundraiser for Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Edward Markey.

Tuesday, May 28:

- Gov. Patrick signed a bill naming slain MIT officer Sean Collier to the Somerville police force.

Monday, May 27:

-Some of Boston's biggest music icons are scheduled to perform this week at a benefit concert for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Aerosmith, James Taylor and New Kids on the Block are among the performers expected at the benefit concert Thursday at the TD Garden.

Saturday, May 25:

- Thousands of athletes joined victims of the Boston Marathon bombings to run and walk the last mile of the race Saturday, reclaiming the triumph of crossing the finish line.

Friday, May 24:

-U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is in Boston to meet with government officials and visit the marathon bombings memorial. Napolitano is scheduled to meet Friday with state Secretary of Public Safety Andrea Cabral, state police Superintendent Col. Timothy Alben, Boston Mayor Tom Menino, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis and members of the state's congressional delegation.

-A bill that would posthumously honor the dream of slain MIT officer Sean Collier to be appointed to the Somerville Police Department is moving quickly through the legislature. The Massachusetts Senate unanimously approved the bill Thursday a day after the House also backed the bill. The legislation would allow Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone to make the appointment.

Thursday, May 23:

- Probable cause hearing for surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev set for July 10, 2013 at 11 a.m.

Wednesday, May 22:

-A man who was shot and killed by an FBI agent late Tuesday night in Orlando had attacked an FBI agent with a knife. The FBI identified the victim as Ibragim Todashev, of 6022 Peregrine Ave. in Orlando. A friend said Todashev was friends with suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

-The administrator of the Boston Marathon victims' compensation fund said just five people have filed applications as of Tuesday, and is urging those affected by the blasts to fill out the paperwork before time runs out.

Tuesday, May 21:

- Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler approved a joint motion seeking that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's probably cause hearing be rescheduled to July 2 at the earliest. The 19-year-old bombing suspect's hearing was originally scheduled to take place on May 30. Both prosecutors and Tsarnaev's attorneys requested more time citing the "need for adequate time to obtain and review evidence."

-Those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings have an alternative to the widely-publicized One Fund when seeking compensation, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said. The state's Victim Compensation Fund, administered by her office, could provide up to $25,000 in additional aid to qualified applicants. The fund may also help people not eligible for money from the One Fund, said Coakley, who is trying to raise awareness about the fund.

- Converse announced all proceeds of limited edition Chuck Taylor All Stars featuring the Boston skyline will go to the One Fund.

Monday, May 20:

- U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler said prison officials should give attorneys daily activity logs, suicide watch logs, psychology data files, photographs, commissary files and other records.

- The defense and prosecution filed a joint motion to delay a May 30 probable cause hearing in the case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at least until July 2.

Saturday, May 18:

- State Sen. Bruce Tarr is suggesting an amendment to the state budget that would allow the AG to recover "any and all money"  from anyone convicted of the terrorist act "who has previously collected public assistance, financial assistance or received any other direct financial benefit from the state."

- Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis says his department and the office of Mayor Thomas Menino will conduct two separate investigations into the Boston Marathon bombings response.

- Concert attendees at EarthFest on the Esplanade were told not to bring backpacks, coolers, blankets, and large bags to the event. EarthFest was the first large public event held in Boston since the bombings.

Friday, May 17:

-A Massachusetts microbrewery is creating a beer in honor of slain Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier. Authorities say Collier was killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Friends say Collier had many passions in life, from the outdoors, to the New England Patriots to country music, and he also enjoyed craft beer.

-The commissioner of the Boston Fire Department is defending his chief after 13 deputies wrote a letter to the mayor highly critical of the chief's response to the Boston Marathon bombings. Commissioner Roderick Fraser calls the letter dated April 26 "unprofessional" and says the deputy chiefs are a "bunch of dinosaurs" resistant to change.

- A judge has rejected a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to allow them to take periodic photos of him in prison. The defense argued that Tsarnaev's "injuries over time" would provide evidence of "his evolving mental and physical state." His lawyers argued that the photos could provide evidence on the voluntariness of his statements and could be used in an argument to mitigate his sentence.

- The MBTA police officer who was critically injured in a shootout with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has moved to a rehab hospital. A hospital spokeswoman says Officer Richard Donohue was transferred to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston on Friday to continue his recovery.

Thursday, May 16:

- Reports surfaced that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev penned a confession while he was holed up inside a boat in Watertown before being caught by authorities. A Boston attorney told FOX 25 the confession, if it is attributed to Dzhokhar, could play a huge role in the case against the suspected bomber.

-Boston Marathon organizers say runners who couldn't finish this year's race because of the explosions at the finish line can come back next year. The Boston Athletic Association says people who passed the halfway checkpoint but not the finish line will get a code they can use to sign up in August. Regular registration for the 2014 Boston Marathon is scheduled to start in September.

- Media outlets learned the FBI allegedly visited the New Hampshire home of an exiled Chechen rebel who reportedly met with Tamerlan Tsarnaev one month prior to the Patriot's Day attack. The FBI searched the home, as well as the hard drives on the man's computers.

Wednesday, May 15:

-A new lawyer for the widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev says his client will continue to cooperate with investigators. Lawyer Joshua Dratel has represented several terrorism suspects. Last week he joined the legal team for Katherine Russell, who lived with Tsarnaev in Cambridge, Mass., but has been staying with her family in North Kingstown, R.I. Dratel tells The Associated Press that Russell is in a fluid situation that's not yet at an end.

-VB spoke with Officer Joe Reynolds and Sgt. John MacLellan of the Watertown Police Department about the standoff with the Boston Marathon bombings suspects.

-So many of the people hurt in the Boston Marathon bombings have amazed people with their positive outlook and energy. Adrianne Haslet-Davis is a dancer who is finding a new rhythm with unshakeable resolve and optimism.

-Boston's fire chief is facing criticism from 13 of his deputies for the way he handled the Boston Marathon bombings. The deputy chiefs wrote a letter to Mayor Tom Menino dated April 26 that said Chief Steve Abraira failed to assume command or show leadership when he showed up at the scene of the April 15 explosions that killed three and injured more than 260.

Tuesday, May 14:

-Firefighters have escorted a Boston Marathon bombing victim from a hospital back to her Boston home. North End resident Roseann Sdoia had an above-the-knee amputation of her right leg following trauma she suffered in the April 15 terrorist attack. Two Boston Fire Department engines and a ladder truck escorted the car Sdoia was in Tuesday as a friend drove her home from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

-Worcester's police chief says the state or federal government should pay the nearly $50,000 it cost his department to provide security at the funeral home where the body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev lay for almost a week. Chief Gary Gemme said Monday he will not ask funeral home owner Peter Stefan to cover the $47,171 in security expenses.

Monday, May 13:

- Britism Prime Minister visits Boston and meets with Gov. Patrick, as well as other top officials, to discuss Boston Marathon bombings and show support

-The director of the Massachusetts funeral home where Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body was held says the family of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect had the right to bury the body as they did. Peter Stefan said Monday he may not agree with how things were done when Tsarnaev was buried last week in Virginia, but it was legal.

-Newly revealed text messages show alleged Boston Marathon Bombing mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was willing to die for Islam. U.S. officials are calling the text messages the most important in a series of missed signals, a vital piece of information that Russia reportedly withheld from the U.S. government prior to the bombings. The Wall Street Journal reports that texts between Tamerlan's mother and a relative allegedly suggest Tamerlan wanted to join Russian militant groups and spoke of general "Jihad."

Saturday, May 11:

- Boylston Street businesses are expressing concern over the possibility that the bombings could be declared an act of terrorism. If the government certifies the attack as an act of terrorism, businesses without specific terrorism insurance coverage could have a difficult time recouping their losses.

- Loved ones planned a fundraiser for Chelmsford native and marathon victim Jeff Bauman in Nashua, N.H. Bauman, who was released from the hospital Friday, lost both his legs in the attacks.

- A member of the House Intelligence Committee tells the Wall Street Journal that text messages between Zubeidat Tsarnaev and a relative that discussed jihad were withheld from the U.S. by Russian authorities. Officials call the text messages the most "important in a series of missed signals between the two countries."

Friday, May 10:

- Word spread that Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body was buried in a small ceremony in Doswell, Virginia. Doswell is about 30 miles outside Richmond.

- Members of Virginia's Islamic community, as well as state and county officials, expressed their disappointment that the burial was done behind their backs with the aid of a local Muslim group and a woman named Martha Mullen.

- Tsarnaev's death certificate was released Friday. It says he was shot by police then run over and dragged by a vehicle. Investigators say the vehicle was driven by his 19-year-old brother, Dzhokhar. In the occupation section of the certificate, officials listed, "never worked."

Thursday, May 9:

- An intelligence report identified the finish line of the race as an "area of increased vulnerability" five days before the Boston Marathon bombings, according to the Los Angeles Times. The newspaper says an 18-page report written by the Boston Regional Intelligence Center warned Boston police that extremists may use "small scale bombings" to attack spectators and runners at the event.

-Worcester police say Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body was removed from the city of Worcester and was entombed elsewhere. It was not immediately known where the body was taken.

-Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis will testify in the first congressional hearing Thursday on the Boston Marathon bombings. Davis says he's ready to defend his department as lawmakers raise questions about the city's preparedness and its response to the attacks. The FBI is also expected to take some heat for ignoring warning signs.

-The widow of dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has hired a criminal lawyer with experience defending terrorism cases as she continues to face questions from federal authorities. Attorney Amato DeLuca said Wednesday his client Katherine Russell has added New York lawyer Joshua Dratel to her legal team. He says Russell will continue to meet with investigators and answer questions.

Wednesday, May 8:

-The chief of the Worcester Police Department held a news conference Wednesday morning regarding the search for a burial plot for the body of alleged Boston Marathon Bombing mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev. "I am publicly appealing to those with authority to provide a burial site. Do so, and do so quickly," Police Chief Gary J. Gemme said.

-Keeping watch on a Worcester funeral home is a 24-hour job that's costing Massachusetts taxpayers at least $30,000. But now, there's word the police details in Worcester may no longer be needed. A plan to bury accused bomber No. 1 Tamerlan Tsarnaev could happen soon. It has been nearly a week since Tsarnaev's body was brought to Worcester. There's still no decision, but one could come as early as Wednesday.

-Congress is preparing to hold its first hearing on the Boston Marathon bombings in Washington this week. The Boston Globe reports that a House Homeland Security Committee will look into the response from law enforcement and emergency responders as well as on the events leading up to the bombings. Among the witnesses expected to be called to the hearing is Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis.

-The father of a student charged with conspiracy in the Boston Marathon bombing case insists his son is not a terrorist and said the 19-year-old believes his friend Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is "not a human" if he's responsible for the attacks. Amir Ismagulov, the father of Azamat Tazhayakov, told The Associated Press Tuesday that he has visited his son once since arriving in the United States from Kazakhstan more than a week ago. He said he left flowers several times at a memorial near the Boston Marathon finish line at his son's request. "Azamat loves the United States and the people of the United States," Ismagulov said as Arkady Bukh, his son's new Russian-speaking lawyer, translated for him. "He is not aggressive. He is not a terrorist. He is a simple boy."

-A retired Vermont teacher has offered a spot in his family's Connecticut cemetery plot to the family of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who died last month following a shootout with police. In a blog post Monday, Paul Keane wrote that he would offer a spot in his family plot in the Mount Carmel Burying Ground in Hamden, Conn., to the family of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed following a shootout with police four days after the April 15 bombing, if the family cannot find one elsewhere.

-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth says it's asking federal education officials if it can legally release records of four students related to the Boston Marathon bombing investigation, but cannot because it would be a violation of federal law. The U.S. Department of Education said the university may not release the records without the consent of the student.

Tuesday, May 7:

- Worcester police say the added police presence outside the funeral home where Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body is being prepared for burial will cost $30,000 by the end of the day Tuesday. They expect that cost to be incurred by the funeral home.

-There appears to be more evidence pointing to the possibility that transit officer Richard Donohue was the victim of friendly fire. The Boston Globe obtained an eyewitness statement to the entire April 19 shootout on Dexter Street. In the statement, Jane Dyson said she saw someone collapse as law enforcement opened fire on the SUV driven by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. This was after Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot and on the ground. She said Officer Donohue appeared to fall and get wounded during a time when only police were firing weapons.

-Despite more than 100 offers, a Worcester funeral director is striking out in his search for a burial location for the body of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect who was killed in a gun battle with police. On Monday, funeral home director Peter Stefan said he'd received 120 burial offers from the United States and Canada for the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev. But he said when he talked to officials in the cities and towns where the graves are located, nobody wanted the body there.

-Investigators still appear to be keeping a very close eye on Tamerlan Tsarnaev's widow, Katherine Russell. Russell returned to her parents' home in North Kingstown, R.I., Monday night. The FBI has visited the Cambridge home she shared with alleged bomber No. 1 at least four times. Russell is coming under intense scrutiny after officials discovered radical Islamist materials on her computer.  It's not clear if the files belong to her or her late husband.

-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was a student, is stepping up security and limiting the number of people who can attend commencement ceremonies.

Monday, May 6:

-The candidates in the special election for the vacant Massachusetts U.S. Senate seat agree that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev should not be buried in the state. Republican Gabriel Gomez, a former Navy SEAL, sent a tweet on Monday saying he believed the suspect's body should be buried at sea in the same manner as the body of Osama bin Laden. Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey said he believes Massachusetts residents have the right to say no to having it buried in the state.

-Massachusetts community activist William Breault is setting up a fund to send the body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev back home. Breault says it costs from $3,000 to $7,000 to ship a body to Russia, where Tsarnaev's parents live. He says he will kick start the campaign with a $500 donation.

-Worcester funeral director Peter Stefan says ideally accused Boston Marathon bomber No. 1 Tamerlan Tsarnaev would be buried in his native country. Stefan spoke live Monday morning about the search for a burial plot for Tsarnaev. "Russia is a great idea," he said.

-Lawyers for a man charged with lying to investigators after the Boston Marathon bombings are asking a federal judge to release him from jail, saying he had nothing to do with the deadly bombings and isn't a flight risk. Robel Phillipos, 19, of Cambridge, faces a 2 p.m. detention hearing Monday in U.S. District Court.

-A funeral director trying to find a cemetery to take the body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is going next to the city where Tsarnaev lived, but will run into another obstacle: It doesn't want him. Worcester funeral director Peter Stefan said he plans to ask the city of Cambridge to provide a plot because he hasn't been able to find a cemetery in Massachusetts willing to accept Tsarnaev's remains. He said if Cambridge turns him down, he will seek help from state officials.

-The search continues at the Cambridge home of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. FBI and ATF investigators shut down Norfolk Street Sunday. Agents searched for more evidence at the apartment Tamerlan shared with his wife, Katherine Russell, and their young daughter. The search comes just days after investigators reportedly found bomb residue in three places throughout the home. FOX 25 saw agents carrying items out of the apartment Sunday, but authorities aren't saying what those items are. Russell is also under intense scrutiny after officials discovered radical Islamist materials on her computer. It's not clear if files from al Qaeda's Inspire magazine belong to her or her late husband.

Sunday, May 5:


The City Manager of Cambridge issued a statement Sunday urging the funeral director and the family of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, to not submit a formal application for a burial permit.

- The uncle of Tsarnaev who was killed in a gun battle with police arrived at a funeral home Sunday to prepare his body for burial.

- Lawyers for a man charged with lying to investigators after the Boston Marathon bombings are asking a federal judge to release him from jail, saying he had nothing to do with the deadly bombings and isn't a flight risk. Phillipos is back in court Monday.

Saturday, May 4:

- Family members of Tamerlan Tsarnaev have asked for a second autopsy to be conducted by a private examiner. The owner of the funeral home where Tsarnaev's body is being prepared for burial says the autopsy will be conducted this weekend.

- The funeral home owner says he expects to have a burial plot for Tsarnaev by the end of the day Monday.

- Legal experts say authorities are placing intense pressure on the widow of one Boston Marathon bombing suspect and three detained friends of the other to cooperate in the ongoing investigation.

Friday, May 3:

- Tsarnaev's death certificate lists his immediate cause of death as blunt force trauma to his head and torso, as well as gunshot wounds to his torso and extremities.

-Customs officials are being ordered "effective immediately" to verify that every foreign student arriving in the U.S. has a valid student visa. It's the first security change by the U.S. government directly related to the Boston bombings.

-Funeral arrangements for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed in a shootout with police are being handled by a funeral home that has experience with Muslim services. Peter Stefan, owner of Graham Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Parlors in Worcester confirmed Friday he is handling funeral arrangements for Tamerlan Tsarnaev, but he could not confirm whether he has possession of the body. Stefan says everybody deserves a dignified burial service no matter the circumstances of their death and he is prepared for protests. He says arrangements have yet to be worked out.

-Protesters gathered outside a North Attleborough funeral home as a hearse with a police escort left just after 10 p.m. Thursday. The body of alleged Boston Marathon bombing mastermind, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was brought to Dyer Lake Funeral Home. People actually booed the hearse as it rolled by.

CNN is reporting he will be buried in Massachusetts, but a source told FOX 25 that Massachusetts will not be his final resting place. That source said his body will be taken to a New Jersey funeral home. Tsarnaev has two sisters in New Jersey, Ailina and Bella Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev's cause of death could be released as early as Friday. The state medical examiner's office will go public with that information once the funeral home files a death certificate.

-Tamerlan Tsarnaev's widow, Katherine Russell, has stopped cooperating with police, the New York Times reports. The newspaper claims Tamerlan Tsarnaev called his wife right after the FBI released surveillance pictures of the brothers. The report says, right now, only Russell knows what they talked about.

– The two Kazakh nationals now charged in connection with helping alleged bomber No. 2 should not have been living in their New Bedford apartment. The New Bedford Standard Times reports Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev were evicted by a housing court judge because they had not paid rent since January. The pair continued living in the apartment at 69 Carriage Drive until they were picked up by federal agents last month. There are also questions about why Tazhayakov was allowed into the U.S. A law enforcement official told FOX 25 that Tazhayakov did not have a valid student visa, but was somehow allowed to enter the U.S. from Kazakhastan in January.

-There are new details about how money donated to the One Fund Boston will be distributed. The Boston Globe reports that families of those killed or victims who lost more than one limb will receive payments "well over a million dollars." Attorney's overseeing the One Fund say those who lost a single limb will likely receive amounts approaching $1 million. A tentative plan about distribution is set to be unveiled Monday.

-A diverse group of acts including Aerosmith, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett are scheduled to perform at a concert to benefit the families of those killed and survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings. The show scheduled for May 30 at the TD Garden to benefit the One Fund also features comedians Dane Cook and Steven Wright. The other confirmed acts are Jason Aldean, Boston, Extreme, Godsmack, The J. Geils Band, Carole King, and New Kids on the Block. Organizers say additional artists will be added.

Thursday, May 2:

- An official claims Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told investigators he and his brother originally planned the attack for the Fourth of July, but moved up the date to April 15 when they finished making the bombs earlier than expected, reports the New York Times. The official also claims Tsarnaev said the brothers built the bombs in Tamerlan's Cambridge apartment.

- Two anonymous investigators tell the New York Times DNA found on the bomb components recovered from the scene of the bombings did not match the DNA of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's widow, Katherine Russell.

- Body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, accused bomber number one, was released to family member


- Tamerlan Tsarnaev reportedly called his wife, Katherine Russell, Thursday, April 18 - the day he was identified by the FBI.

- In an interview, the father of Dias Kadyrbayev denies his son's involvement and says his son has never had any contact with radicals of his native Kazakhstan.


Boston police announce three additional suspects were taken into custody.

-Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, both of New Bedford, appeared in federal court to face conspiracy to obstruct justice charges. They're accused of taking a backpack, fireworks and a laptop belonging to Dzhokhar Tsarn, aev out of his UMass-Dartmouth dorm room. They face up to 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

-Robel Phillipos, of Cambridge, was charged with making false statements to federal law enforcement during a terrorism investigation. He faces up to 8 years in a prison.

-Court documents say Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov communicated with Tsarnaev in the days following the bombing. After images of the suspects were released by the FBI, Kadyrbayev sent a text message to Tsarnaev saying he looked like the suspect, to which he replied, "lol."

-The body of accused Boston Marathon bomber No. 1 Tamerlan Tsarnaev is finally being claimed by family members. The Islamic Society of Boston-Cambridge told FOX 25 one of Tamerlan's uncles, who lives in Maryland, is trying to arrange a funeral for him. This is not the uncle who spoke right after the bombings and called Tamerlan a "loser."

-A report in the Daily Mail claims the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned the U.S. in writing about alleged Boston Marathon Bombing mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev had planned an explosive attack on a major U.S. city. The Saudi official also said Tamerlan was denied an entry visa into Saudi Arabia when he was trying to make a pilgrimage, to Mecca in 2011 because he was seen as a potential jihadis. The White House and Department of Homeland Security are denying that report, but are launching an internal review to find out if intelligence information was properly shared.

Tuesday, April 30:

-State officials say the marathon bombing suspect killed in a shootout with police on April 18 received over $5,000 in public education aid. An itemized list released by Secretary of Education Matthew H. Malone Tuesday shows that Tamerlan Tsarnaev received a total of $5,566 in aid while he attended two Mass. community colleges. Tsarnaev received the financial aid between 2006 and, 2008.

-Jarrod Crowley, of Stoneham, who remains in the hospital after surviving the Boston Marathon bombings is speaking to reporters Tuesday afternoon, describing his experience in the blasts that injured three other friends, including two brothers who lost a right leg each. Crowley suffered severe burns and shrapnel wounds in the bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

-President Barack Obama defended the FBI in regards to its efforts before the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon. Obama said a national security review following the bombings will look at whether there is more the government can do to stop people within the U.S. who might become radicalized and plan terror attacks. One of the dangers the U.S. faces now, Obama said, is people who might decide to attack because of "whatever warped, twisted ideas they may have." Obama said that based on what he's seen so far, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security did what they were supposed to before the attack.

-Investigators told Fox News they found a woman's DNA on at least one of the bombs. There are questions over whose it may be and if that person played a role in the attacks.

-Five FBI agents paid a visit Monday to the family home of Katherine Russell, the widow of accused Bomber No. 1. Investigators spent an hour and a half inside the North Kingstown, R.I., home. According to the Wall Street Journal, investigators collected Russell's DNA. In the last two weeks, the FBI has visited the Russell home four times. This the first time they've left with evidence, including an agent seen holding a pair of scissors in a clear plastic bag, which may indicate the feds took a hair sample. Russell's lawyer claims she had no prior knowledge of the attacks and is doing everything she can to help the investigation.

-FOX 25 has learned that from 2002 to 2012, the Tsarnaev family collected cash, food stamps, even Section 8 housing assistance. According to the Boston Herald, the benefits totaled more than $100,000.

-A high-profile defense attorney who is an expert on the death penalty is now representing bombing suspect No. 2. San Diego-based attorney Judy Clarke is the fourth public defender assigned to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Clarke has also represented "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski, Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph, and Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner, the man who shot Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and killed six others in Arizona in 2011, among many others. Clarke has a reputation for helping her high-profile clients escape the death penalty.

-In a published report, the mystery man known as "Misha" denies being a religious teacher to bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and says he did not radicalize the accused terrorist. Reporters have been surrounding his doorway in West Warwick, R.I. He is Armenian and Ukrainian that converted to Islam.

-We still don't know when the Tsarnaev brothers were radicalized. The New York Times is reporting it may have happened shortly after Tamerlan's boxing career ended. He wanted to be a U.S. Olympic boxer, but the paper says that ended in 2010 when amateur boxing rules changed, forcing him out of tournaments because he wasn't an American citizen. Sources tell the Times that's when Tamerlan became less social and more withdrawn.

-Tamerlan's body remains unclaimed. His parents are in Russia and his widow hasn't come forward yet. The medical examiner has determined how Tamerlan died, but says the information won't be made public until a death certificate is filed.

Updated details Monday, April 29:

- The FBI was at the Rhode Island home of the widow of accuse, d Boston Marathon bomber No. 1 Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Federal authorities had asked to speak with Katherine Russell and were seen leaving the home with bags.

- CNN: Sources tell CNN that female DNA has been found on the bomb in the Boston attack.

- New York Times: Tamerlan Tsarnaev had dreams of becoming a professional boxer; however, his dreams were thwarted because he was not an Am, erican citizen. Sources say he became less social as a result.

- Boston Herald: The Boston Marathon bombing suspects and their family benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance, including cash, food stamps, and Section 8 housing, from 2002 to 2012

- Prominent death penalty lawyer Judy Clarke, who has managed to get life sentences instead of the death penalty for several high-profile clients, including the "Unabomber" and the gunman in the rampage that injured former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, has joined Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's defense team.

-The search for a man believed to have had influence on Tamerlan Tsarnaev has led authorities to Rhode Island. According to the New York Review of Books, the man known as Misha is of Ukranian and Armenian descent. No one knew much about him, but Tamerlan's relatives had been saying that they believed this was the man who radicalized Tamerlan. Over the weekend, the New York Review of Books caught up with Misha - whose, real name is Mikhail Allakhverdov - in Rhode Island, where he apparently lives. They did an interview with him and during that interview, he said he was never Tamerlan's teacher, but if he had been, he would have made sure the attack never happened. Misha also said he is cooperating with the FBI and has turned over his computer and phone.

– There will be a hearing on Beacon Hill Monday about the welfare benefits the accused marathon bombers received. The House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight will hold a hearing at 1:30 p.m. at the State House.

-Officials say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in a special section of the Devens Federal Medical Center with no access to TV or radio, but he is allowed to read. According to the facility's director, his room is small with a steel door. It reportedly has a small slot for food and a window so guards can check on him. Some of the rooms at Devens are equipped with video cameras, but it's unclear if Tsarnaev is in one of those cells.

-Anzor Tsarnaev says he is too sick to travel to Boston. He told the Associated Press that his blood pressure is too high for him to fly. Last week, he said he wanted to travel to the U.S. to claim the body of his eldest son, Tamerlan. He also hoped to visit his younger son, Dzhokhar.

-The Watertown area where the manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ended is still closed off to the public. Authorities remain on the scene at Franklin Street, where the younger Tsarnaev brother was found hiding in a boat in the back yard of a home. On Friday, investigators removed the boat and took it to a location to be processed for evidence.

Updated details Sunday, April 28:

- Rep. Michael McCaul, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, says he believes the Tsarnaev brothers were trained in carrying out their attack. Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," Mccaul also says he believes the bombers' mother played a "very , strong role" in her sons' radicalization process. He says if she were to return to the U.S. from Russia, she'd be held for questioning.
- Boston hospitals say the number of patients being treated for injuries sustained in the marathon bombing continues to drop. Beth Israel continued to treat six patients Sunday. Brigham and Women's continued to treat nine. Six victims remained at Mass. General Sunday, with one in serious condition. A total of 26 hospitals have treated marathon victims.

Saturday, April 27:,

-  Russian authorities secretly recorded a telephone conversation in 2011 in which one of the Boston bombing suspects vaguely discussed jihad with his mother. Officials said Saturday, days after the U.S. government finally received details about the call.

- U.S. officials say investigators have found no evidence that a conservative Muslim friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev had any connection to the Boston Marathon bombing. Family members have said Tamerlan grew up religiously apathetic, but hardened his Islamic views in 2008 or 2009 under the influence of a Muslim convert, known to the family as Misha.

- The FBI says they have concluded their search of a landfill near UMass-Dartmouth. There is no word on whether or not they recovered anything from the site.

- The Savin Hill Little League honored 8-year-old Martin Richard during their opening day. Martin is the youngest of the three people killed in the marathon attacks.

- A lawyer for one of two college friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who were jailed by immigration authorities the day after his capture says the men had nothing to do with the deadly attack and had seen no hints that he harbored any violent thoughts or terrorist sympathies.

- Officials say the Boston Marathon bombing, suspect is being held in a small cell with a steel door at the Federal Medical Center, Devens.

Friday, April 26:

- Experts believe the bombers likely had more knowledge of bomb making than a step-by-step recipe taken from an al-Qaeda magazine Dzhokhar Tsarnaev claimed they used to make the pressure cooker bombs. They deviated from the al Qaeda recipe, mainly in the trigger they used to detonate the explosives.

- The U.S. Marshals Service released a statement early Friday morning confirming that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been transported from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and is now confined at the Bureau of Prisons facility FMC Devens at Fort Devens, Mass.

- Gov. Deval Patrick is requesting federal assistance for small businesses affected by the Boston Marathon bombing.

- Investigative agencies towed away the boat where 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding in on April 19 in Watertown.

– The father of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has reportedly put his trip from Russia to America on hold. CNN is reporting that Anzor Tsarnaev has delayed his trip indefinitely because of health reasons.

-The suspect's mother is speaking out from their home in the Russian republic of Dagestan. Zubeidat Tsarnaeva says her children are innocent and claims the bombings were a hoax. She even says the blood on Boylston Street was fake. She wishes she never came to America with her family. The mother is accused of shoplifting from a Lord and Taylor store in Natick, Mass.. There is a warrant out for her arrest if she returns to the United States.

-Two government officials told The Associated Press that U.S. intelligence agencies added the Boston bombing suspects' mother to a federal terrorism database about 18 months before the attack. Officials say this was done after Russia contacted the CIA late in 2011 with concerns that the now dead suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and his mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, were religious militants about to travel to Russia. The CIA asked that Tsarnaev and Tsarnaeva be added to, a classified intelligence database called TIDE. Being on the database does not automatically mean the U.S. suspects a person of terrorist activity and does not automatically subject a person to surveillance, security screening or travel restrictions.

-Fox News: Law enforcement officials are carefully reexamining any possible role that Katherine Russell, the wife of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, played in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, according to three federal officials with knowledge of the investigation. The intense scrutiny comes as a result of information provided by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in his on-again, off-again interrogation by FBI officials before he was read his rights by a federal magistrate. According to those officials, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told interrogators that the information that set in motion the series of events leading to Tamerlan's death and Dzhokhar's apprehension came in a phone call from Katherine Russell to her husband.

-Authorities are now looking into the possibility that the transit officer who was shot was hit by friendly fire. Richard Donohue was hit in the leg by a bullet during the wild shoot out last Friday morning with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects in Watertown. He is currently in serious, but stable condition. A Massachusetts State Police spokesperson told The Boston Globe it's possible he was shot by a fellow officer because of the position of the bullet and the extremely chaotic scene.

-Jeff Bauman Jr. told WEEI-FM radio Friday that he spotted a man later identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev while he was waiting for his girlfriend to cross the finish line on April 15. Bauman explained that the man seemed "odd." While everyone else was cheering and having a good time, this man wasn't enjoying himself. He was overdressed for the weather. Bauman says the man disappeared, then "boom," he was down. The 27-year-old Bauman helped a sketch artist draw the man.

–Hollowed out fireworks found inside a charity bin have set off a wave of new investigations. Planet Aid operations manager Michael Tambosi says the Watertown fireworks couldn't have been left there by the bombing suspects. Tambosi told the Boston Herald the bins were emptied at 5:20 a.m. Sunday, more than two days after bombing suspect No. 1 one was killed by police and bombing suspect No. 2 was captured. At this point, the FBI is not saying if the fireworks are connected to the Boston Marathon blasts.

-There is a new memorial fund to honor the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombings. Eight-year-old Martin Richard, who died in the attacks, was a third-grader at the Neighborhood House Charter School. Money raised by the school will be used to establish a scholarship and build a "Peace Garden." Martin's mother is a librarian at the school and his sister is a first-grader. Both of them were also injured in the bombings.

-The Massachusetts welfare agency has released new details about state benefits received by the family of the Boston Marathon suspects. The interim commissioner of the state Department of Transitional Assistance, Stacey Monahan, wrote in a letter to a lawmaker that neither Tamerlan nor Dzhokhar Tsarnaev directly received state welfare benefits at any time. The brothers did, however, receive benefits in the past through their parents, and Tamerlan also received benefits from September 2011 to November 2012 through his wife, Katherine Russell.

Thursday, April 25:

-Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told FBI interrogators that he and his brother had spontaneously decided to drive to NYC to bomb Times Square last Thursday, according to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The two had one pressure cooker bomb and five pipe bombs when they were involved in a shootout with police.

- The Middlesex District Attorney's Office is building a case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the murder of MIT police officer Sean Collier. There is no word on what charges Tsarnaev could face in the April 18 murder.

-FBI Director Robert Mueller is in Boston amid the ongoing investigation into the deadly Boston Marathon bombings that happened last Monday. Mueller is visiting the field office in Center Plaza. It's unclear what Mueller specifically hoped to address during his stay.

-The Patrick Administration has denied media requests for details on Tamerlan Tsarnaev's government benefits, citing his right to privacy. State agencies are refusing to provide information about the 26-year-old Tamerlan and his brother and accused accomplice, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Thursday morning, the state released a statement, saying "state and federal laws prohibit disclosing information about individuals accessing a wide array of benefits. This week, the Department of Transitional Assistance, in an effort to be responsive to public inquiries, inappropriately confirmed information about the Tsarnaev family. Disclosing such information is not allowed by law. Regardless of the circumstances, we are obligated to follow state and federal law."

-Authorities were searching a New Bedford landfill Thursday for evidence connected to the Boston Marathon bombings. They were combing through mounds of trash at the Crapo Hill Landfill that could be related to last Monday's bombings.

-According to the Associated Press, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has stopped speaking to investigators now that he has been read his Miranda rights. However, the AP is reporting the suspected bomber did acknowledge his role in the attacks before he was advised of his constitutional rights.

-FOX 25 has confirmed with a source and two U.S. officials told the AP that bombing suspect No. 2 was unarmed when police captured him after he hid inside the boat in the backyard of a Watertown home. Authorities originally said they had exchanged gunfire with him at the boat last Friday night in Watertown, but now we've learned the only shots fired were fired by police because Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at that point was unarmed.

-Two U.S. officials told the AP that investigators have recovered only one handgun used in a gun battle with police. It's being described as a 9mm pistol with the serial number scratched off. It's not clear whether more guns are involved or have yet to be recovered.

-The Russian government warned the CIA about Tamerlan Tsarnaev months after the FBI closed its case. Russian authorities believed Tamerlan Tsarnaev was becoming radicalized, but the FBI found he had no ties to a terrorist group. The CIA reportedly added Tamerlan's , name to a national watch list, but that didn't stop him from traveling to Russia for six months last year.

-Family members of Tamerlan Tsarnaev are revealing new information about the radicalization of the older bombing suspect. Relatives in the U.S. now claim that Tamerlan fell under the influence of a man known only as "Misha." He is supposedly an Armenian man who converted to Islam. Tsarnaev's relatives say he is an older, heavy set, balding man who wore a red beard and lived in the Cambridge area. One uncle said Tamerlan was brainwashed by Misha, who has not been identified by authorities.

- Fox News Exclusive: Accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev sent text messages to his mother as early as 2011 suggesting he was willing to die for Islam.

-The suspects' father said Thursday that he is leaving Russia for the United States in the next day or two, but their mother said she was still thinking it over. Anzor Tsarnaev has expressed a desire to go to the U.S. to find out what happened with his sons, defend his hospitalized 19-year-old son Dzhokhar and if possible bring his older son's body back to Russia for burial. Their mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, who was charged with shoplifting in the U.S. last summer, said she has been assured by lawyers that she would not be arrested, but was still deciding whether to go.

-Wednesday, Fox News talked to the father who continues to insist his son is being framed and that he did not die on Friday morning as police say.

-Still awaiting an indictment for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Next court hearing is scheduled for May 30.

Wednesday, April 24:

- Two U.S. officials speaking on condition of anonymity told the Associated Press Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was unarmed when police captured him hiding inside a boat in a Watertown back yard.

-Officials say the bombs at the Boston Marathon were triggered by short range detonators that had to be used within a few blocks of the devices.

- A store in Watertown was evacuated Wednesday after witnesses say empty fireworks were found in a clothing bin.

- A cab driver told FOX 25 he drove Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the day before the marathon. The brothers asked him to drop them off on Norfolk Street in Cambridge, but abruptly asked him to drop them off near Kendall Square. The driver says one of them pushed him out of the way when he went to help them remove their backpacks from the trunk.

-Thousands of students, faculty and staff, law enforcement officials from across the nation and Vice President Joe Biden gathered Wednesday at MIT, to pay respects to Sean Collier.

-Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of the two accused bombers, received welfare benefits until last year. State officials told the paper benefits went to Tsarnaev, his wife Katherine, and their young daughter. Tsarnaev's parents also received state benefits for the family when he and his brother Dzhokhar were minors.

-The state's Executive Office of Health and Human Services says the brothers were not receiving transitional assistance benefits at the time of the incident and have not received any transitional assistance benefits this year.

-A spokesman for the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Wednesday that the body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is still in the medical examiner's custody. Tsarnaev died Friday after a gun battle with police. Authorities have said his 19-year-old brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, ran over him as he fled.

-Boylston Street opened to traffic at 3 a.m. Wednesday.

- Still awaiting an indictment for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Next court hearing is scheduled for May 30.

Tuesday, April 23:

- Members of Boston Police Dept. describe capture of bombing suspect number two in Watertown Friday night

- One Fund Boston update: Gov. Deval Patrick and Mayor Tom Menino along with One Fund Boston's administrator Kenneth Feinberg, say the fund, which was created to benefit the victims of last week's Boston Marathon bombings, has generated $20 million thus far.

-Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's condition is upgraded to fair. He had suffered gunshot wounds to the head, neck, legs and hand.

-Watertown Police Chief Ed Deveau said on the FOX 25 Morning News Tuesday that the bombing suspects had six devices with them during the pursuit and shootout.

-At least 264 people have been treated at area hospitals.

-Boylston Street reopened. Business owners allowed to return to their businesses.

-8-year-old Martin Richard is laid to rest.

Monday, April 22:

-Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arraigned in his hospital bed on charges of use of a weapon of  mass destruction and malicious destruction of property resulting in death. He faces a possible death sentence.

-Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is referred to as Bomber 2 in court documents.

-At least one person was killed in each of the two blasts.

-A moment of silence observed at 2:50 p.m. Monday.

-Investigators still waiting to question Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is having difficulty communicating due to a throat wound.

-Copley Square remains an FBI crime scene. It is expected to be turned over to Boston police in the next few days.

-Medical examiners trying to determine what killed Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Investigators say that he was still alive when his brother ran him over with an SUV while trying to escape a gun battle with police early Friday morning.

-A private funeral will be held Monday for Krystle Campbell. A memorial service will be held at BU for Lingzi Lu.

-UMass official says the school has information that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was on campus last week. School was reopened Monday.

Sunday, April 21:

-Audio was released containing police scanner chatter during the capture and arrest of suspect No. 2.

-The U.S. Attorneys' Office confirms there will be no update on charges or arraignment Sunday.

-Critically injured MBTA Transit Officer Richard Donohue squeezed his wife's hand on command Sunday morning.

- Tamerlan Tsarnaev was still alive before brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ran him over with a stolen vehicle while attempting to flee the Watertown scene early Friday morning.

-Speculation grows as to whether or not the Boston Marathon bombing suspects acted alone or as part of a terrorist cell.

-Suspect No. 2 was shot in the throat possibly during the Friday morning gunfire, it is unclear when he will be able to speak.

-UMass-Dartmouth reopens following Friday's evacuation after learning Suspect No. 2 was enrolled there.

-Crime scene area in Boston remains closed.

-BPD Commissioner Ed Davis says the suspects had such a large cache of weapons that they were probably planning other attacks.

-The memorial on Boylston Street will be moved to the Copley Square park area.

-The wake for 29-year-old Boston Marathon bombing victim was held Sunday.

-The MBTA Transit Police Department released a photo of injured officer Richard Donohue and his friend slain MIT Officer Sean Collier together at their 2010 graduation at the Municipal Police Officers' Academy.

Saturday, April 20:

-Suspect No. 2 remains in critical condition at Beth Israel Hospital.

-ICE arrests two foreign nationals on immigration violations who were taken into custody Friday in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.

- According to police, the suspects used the carjacking victim's ATM card and told the victim that they were responsible for the marathon bombings, as well as the death of an MIT officer.

- The American Civil Liberties Union voices its concerns regarding the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect who will be questioned by investigators without being read his Miranda rights.

-Suspect No. 2 will be represented by a federal public defender.

-Red Sox David Ortiz drops f-bomb during pregame ceremony at Fenway Park. "This is our (expletive) city, and nobody is going to dictate our freedom," he said. "Stay strong."

- Sports return to Boston as the Bruins take on Penguins at the TD Garden.

Friday, April 19

9:30 p.m. - Gov. Deval Patrick , Boston Mayor Tom Menino, the FBI, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau, and Mass. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz hold a press conference regarding the capture and arrest of Suspect No 2. All involved thank the efforts of law enforcement and the residents who were ordered to stay in place during the search.

8:40 p.m. – Applause and cheering heard on Franklin Avenue in Watertown as Suspect No. 2 is taken into custody and transported to an area hospital with injuries.

7:45 p.m. – A robotic device is sent in to detect and detonate any explosives Suspect No. 2 may have on him or in the boat. A series of explosions are heard coming from the backyard area of the Franklin Avenue home. It is unclear what caused the explosions. A Mass. State Police helicopter is overhead and still detects movement in the boat.

7:05 p.m. - Suspect No. 2 is reported to be down, not dead, but wounded.

7:00 p.m. - Suspect No. 2 is surrounded by authorities; however, he has not yet been apprehended. A standoff ensues. We learn Suspect No. 2 is injured from the gunfire that was exchanged Thursday night in Watertown.

6:30 p.m. – Gunfire is heard in the area of Franklin Avenue in Watertown. Authorities respond to 67 Franklin Ave. and converge on a boat stored in the backyard of the home where they believe Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had holed up.

6 p.m. – Authorities hold press conference to announce they have gone door-to-door in a majority of the homes in Watertown where they believe the suspect is hiding; however, they say they have not found Suspect No. 2. They reopen the T and lift the "Shelter in Place" order.

2:27 p.m. - Mass. State Police have recalled recent BOLO. Authorities have located the car and are no longer looking for it.

2:00 p.m. - Conn. State Police issue a "Be On The Lookout (BOLO)" for a 1999 Green Honda Civic with Massachusetts Registration 116GC7. This is a different registration than the one sought earlier Friday morning.

12:30 p.m. - Officials at press conference say no suspect has been found. Search of Watertown neighborhood at about 60 to 70 percent complete. Another briefing is expected within an hour.

11:30 a.m. - Suspect confirmed not to be in Watertown home.

11 a.m. - SWAT team is still around a home in Watertown. Media has been pushed back from area.

10:30 a.m. - Conn. State Police say Honda CRV that was subject of "Be On The Lookout (BOLO)" was found in Boston.

10 a.m. - UMass-Dartmouth orders evacuation of campus, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a registered student there.

9:00 a.m. - Law enforcement starts going door-to-door in Watertown in search of Suspect No. 2.

8:40 a.m. - SWAT team surrounds a home in Watertown, with guns drawn. Officers are using bullhorns trying to coerce possible suspect to come out.

8:30 a.m. - "Whatever is in your head is all wrong. You murdered people. Go and ask mercy from the families," said Ruslan Tsarnaev, uncle of 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev on the Fox 25 Morning News. "Everything you believe is false."

8:30 a.m. - The Associated Press confirms Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's older brother is 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev - who is now dead.

8 a.m. – The entire City of Boston put in "Shelter In Place" mode. Everyone asked to stay in their homes.

7:00 a.m. - The Associated Press identifies Suspect No. 2 at as 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

5:45 a.m. - Police release the photo of Suspect No. 1 buying gas the night before.

5:30 a.m. - The state shuts down the MBTA.

4:00 a.m. - At a news conference, law enforcement officials confirm that the two bombing suspects are wanted for killing an MIT police officer and that they were the ones involved in a firefight in a Watertown neighborhood. Police also tell Watertown residents and those in neighboring towns to stay in their homes.

2:15 a.m. - New photos of both suspects are released by the FBI.

*The car was later found abandoned a short distance away and an intact low-grade explosive device was found inside. In addition to the scene of the shootout on Laurel Street, the FBI has recovered two unexploded IEDs, as well as the remnants of numerous exploded IEDs.

1:00 a.m. - A firefight is heard in Watertown between police and the two bombing suspects. A transit police officer is injured in the process. Suspect No. 1 is critically injured and later pronounced dead while Suspect No. 2 flees the scene in Watertown on foot.

*As the men drove down Dexter Street in Watertown, they threw at least two small IEDs out of the car.

12:17 a.m. - The man with the gun drove the victim to the ATM where they attempted to withdraw money. The two men continued to a gas station on Memorial Drive in Cambridge. The two men got out of the vehicle, and the victim was able to flee. The carjacking victim had left his cell phone in the Mercedes SUV, enabling police to track its location via GPS.

Thursday, April 18

*The man with the gun forced the victim to drive to another location where they picked up a second man. The two men put something in the trunk of the victim's vehicle. The victim and the man with the switched seats while the second man sat in the rear passenger seat. The man with the gun and the second man spoke to each other in a foreign language.

*The victim of the carjacking has since been interviewed and said that while he was sitting in his car on a road in Cambridge, a man approached and tapped on his passenger-side window. When the victim rolled down the window, the man reached in, opened the door, and entered the victim's car. The man pointed a firearm at the victim and stated, "Did you hear about the Boston explosion?" and "I did that." The man removed the magazine from his gun and showed that it had a bullet in it, and then re-inserted the magazine. The man then stated, "I am serious."

10:40 p.m. - Cambridge Police are alerted to a carjacking that occurred at gunpoint on Third Street in Cambridge.

10:30 p.m. - An MIT campus police officer is found shot in his vehicle at the corner of Vassar and Main Streets in Cambridge. He was shot multiple times and was later pronounced dead.

5:15 p.m. - FBI releases photos and surveillance video of Suspects 1 and 2. Both are believed to be responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings.

4:30 p.m. - FOX 25 airs exclusive photo and only photo of its kind that shows the victims, the suspect and the alleged back pack bomb all in one photo. The photo is the first to identify Suspect No. 2.

11 a.m. - Pres. Barack Obama and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, as well as other top Mass. and U.S. officials, attend interfaith service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston's South End.

Wednesday, April 17

4 p.m. - After clearing the scene, courthouse staff is allowed back into the building; however, the rest of the day's proceedings are canceled.

3:00 p.m. - While the courthouse is surrounded by throngs of people, a bomb threat is called in and the courthouse is evacuated. It turns out the report of a suspect in custody was unfounded.

1 p.m. - Reports surface that the Boston Marathon bombing suspect is in police custody and heading to a federal courthouse in Boston. As a result, media and many others rush to the Moakley Courthouse to hopefully catch a glimpse of the suspect.

*On Wednesday morning, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the FBI wants to speak with individuals seen in at least one video from the Boston Marathon. Napolitano wasn't calling them suspects and did not provide details of the men's appearance or what the video shows.

*Also on Wednesday, Pres. Barack Obama announced he had signed emergency declaration for Mass. He has ordered federal aid to help the local response following Monday's explosions.

*Early Wednesday morning, the third victim killed in the Boston Marathon bombings is identified by a Chinese newspaper as Lingzi Lu.

Tuesday, April 16

*During the day, we learn the names of two of the Boston Marathon bombing victims: Martin Richard, 8, of Dorchester and Krystle Campbell, 29, of Medford.

2 a.m. - Police were seen carrying several large bags from an apartment on Ocean Avenue in Revere. Authorities said the apartment was searched in connection to the Boston Marathon bombing. FOX News said the apartment belonged to a person of interest, who was under armed guard at an area hospital during the search.

*It is important to note that the person of interest was later cleared and had nothing to do with the bombings

Monday, April 15

*Each explosion killed at least one person, maimed, burned, and wounded scores of others, and damaged public and private property, including the streets, sidewalks, barriers, and property owned by people and businesses in the locations where the explosions occurred. In total, three people were killed and over 200 were injured.

* According to the affidavit compiled by an FBI agent, he can discern nothing in that location in the period before the explosion that might have caused that explosion other than Bomber 2's backpack.

2:49:15 p.m. - Shortly after the first explosion, a second explosion occurred in front of 755 Boylston Street where Bomber 2 had left his backpack. The Boston Marathon was suspended and runners who were on their way to the finish line were stopped at mile 26.

-Virtually every head is turned reacting to the first explosion, Bomber 2 appears calm and then rapidly begins moving to the west, away from the finish line. He walks away without his backpack having left it on the ground where he had been standing.

2:49 p.m. - While the marathon was still underway, an explosion occurred at 671 Boylston Street near the marathon's finish line.

2:38:30 p.m. - Bomber 2 lifts his cell phone to his ear as if he is speaking on his cell phone and keeps it there for approximately 18 seconds. A few seconds after he finishes the call, the large crowd of people around him can be seen reacting to the first explosion.

- Bomber 2 remained at the same spot for approximately four minutes, occasionally looking at his cell phone and once appearing to take a picture with it. At some point he appears to look at his phone, which is held at approximately waist level, and may be manipulating the phone.

2:45:15 p.m. - Bomber 2 can be seen stopping directly in front of Forum and standing near the metal barrier among numerous spectators which is back to the camera facing the runners. He then can be seen apparently slipping his backpack onto the ground. A photo is taken from the opposite side of the street shows the backpack on the ground at Bomber 2's feet.

2:45 p.m. - Bomber 2 can be seen detaching himself from the crowd and walking east, on Boylston Street toward the finish line. He appears to have the thumb of his right hand hooked under the strap of his backpack and a cell phone in his left hand.

2:42:15 p.m. - Bomber 1 can be seen passing in front of Forum and continuing in the direction of the location where the first explosion occurs. He still has his backpack on.

2:42 p.m. - Bomber 1 can be seen detaching himself from the crowd and walking east on Boylston Street towards the finish line.

2:41 p.m. - Video footage obtained from Forum Restaurant located at 755 Boylston St., show Bomber 1 and Bomber 2 standing together approximately one half block from the restaurant.

- After turning onto Boylston Street, Bomber 1, and Bomber 2 can be seen walking east along the north side of the sidewalk towards the marathon finish line. Bomber 1 is a few feet in front of Bomber 2.

2:38 p.m. - Two young men can be seen turning left onto Boylston from Gloucester Street. Both men are carrying large backpacks. The first man (formerly known as Suspect 1 now know as Bomber 1) is a young man wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, sunglasses, a white shirt, dark coat, and tan pants. The second man (formerly known as Suspect 2 now known as Bomber 2) is a young male wearing a white baseball cap backwards, a gray hooded sweatshirt, a lightweight black jacket and dark pants.

9 a.m. The 2013 Boston Marathon kicks off in Hopkinton. According to the Boston Athletic Association, 23,000 runner participated. The Elite Men and Women began the race around 9:30 a.m. and the third and final wave left the starting line around 10:40 a.m. An awards ceremony was scheduled for 5 p.m.