Report: Boston bombings suspect indicted

POSTED: 12:26 PM Jun 27 2013   UPDATED: 12:43 PM Jun 27 2013
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges related to the Boston Marathon bombings, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office of Massachusetts.

The jury returned a 30-count indictment against the 19-year-old on charges that included using weapons of mass destruction, according to CNN.

Authorities have cast a wide net in the in the investigation into the April 15 bombings, examining everything from the suspects’ movements to people they knew, to determine whether Tamerlan Tsarnaev or his younger brother, Dzhokhar, received help in carrying out the bombings that left three dead and hundreds wounded.
Authorities have said they believe the brothers acted alone, but are investigating whether they could have learned from or been aided by terror groups, including groups overseas.
The Tsarnaev brothers, ethnic Chechens, lived in Kyrgyzstan and Dagestan in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus region, where Islamic insurgency has taken hold in a fight for independence.