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Thursday 19 October 2017

Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev yesterday visited the bullet-riddled boat in which he was captured days after the deadly blast.

Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev yesterday visited the bullet-riddled boat in which he was captured days after the deadly blast.

The jurors walked around the outside of the boat and peered inside. Tsarnaev, flanked by three attorneys and US marshals, watched impassively from a table about 50 feet away.

Three people were killed and more than 260 injured in the April 15, 2013 attack.

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Tsarnaev's lawyer admitted during opening statements that his client participated in the bombings and the later crimes, but said his slain older brother, Tamerlan, was the mastermind behind the attacks.

Prosecutors say Tsarnaev was a full and willing participant. Now 21, he faces the possibility of the death penalty if convicted. Tsarnaev was found hiding in the boat parked in a yard outside Boston.

The boat is covered with more than 100 bullet holes marked individually with small pieces of white evidence tape.

Jurors walked around the boat, taking notes, and then went two at a time on to a lift so they could look inside the vessel, which was on a trailer.

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