According to an article published by Boston.com on October 7, a Massachusetts court issued an arrest warrant for 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in connection with the April killing of MIT officer Sean Collier.
Boston.com reports that officials asked for the “default” warrant, which is a type of arrest warrant, because federal officials refuse to bring Tsarnaev to state court until his federal case has concluded. However, state officials maintain that Tsarnaev has a right to a “speedy arraignment and trial” for his state charges, so they feel it is necessary to take the steps to have him brought to the Middlesex Superior Court for arraignment.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is currently being held in federal custody in connection with the April 15 bombings that killed three people during the 117th Boston marathon. Officials say that Tsarnaev along with his 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev are the two men responsible for setting off two bombs near the finish line of the Boston marathon. Tamerlan Tsarnaev later died after a gun fight with law enforcement officers.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces at least 30 charges in connection with his alleged crimes including using a weapon of mass destruction, and with malicious destruction of property resulting in death.
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