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Exhibition Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration

Jane Rosenberg. "Tsarnaev Trial" Boston Federal Court, March 11, 2015. Pastel on ochre paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (054.01.00)
LC-DIG-ppmsca-51597 © Jane Rosenberg
Gift of Jane Rosenberg

Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

FBI Special Agent Sarah De Lair holds up the shredded remains of a black backpack, which had contained the pressure cooker bomb detonated by defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Inspired by anti-American rhetoric, Dzhokhar and his older brother Tamerlan killed three people and injured 260 more. Tamerlan died during a police shoot-out, leaving Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to face trial alone. Judy Clarke, seated next to her client sought a life sentence, rather than the death penalty that Judge George A. O'Toole handed down on June 24, 2015. Tsarnaev is in the U.S. penitentiary in Florence, Colorado, awaiting appeal: motion for a new trial denied, U.S. v. Tsarnaev, 157 F.Supp. 3d 57 (2016).