From Fox News.
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 30 counts, including use of a weapon of mass destruction to kill, in federal court in Boston.
For the first one, he leaned toward a microphone and said, “Not guilty,” in a Russian accent. He then said not guilty repeatedly about a half-dozen more times.
Federal prosecutors are weighing whether to pursue the death penalty for the 19-year-old Tsarnaev, who appeared with a cast on one arm.
Tsarnaev smiled crookedly — he appeared to have a jaw injury — at his sisters in court as he arrived.
The proceedings lasted just seven minutes and took place in a courtroom packed with victims of the bombing, their families, police officers, and members of the public and the media.
Tsarnaev looked much as he did in a photo widely circulated after his arrest, his hair curly and unkempt. He appeared nonchalant, almost bored during the hearing. The cast covered his left forearm, his hand and his fingers.
The April 15 attack killed three people and wounded more than 260. Authorities say Tsarnaev orchestrated the attack along with his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died following a shootout with police three days after the bombing.
……Tsarnaev’s two sisters, both dressed in Muslim garb, were in court Wednesday. One was carrying a baby, the other wiped away tears with a tissue. His parents remained back in Russia.
And of course, his groupies have shown up to lend support:
A group of about a dozen Tsarnaev supporters cheered as the motorcade arrived. The demonstrators yelled, “Justice for Jahar!” as Tsarnaev is known. One woman held a sign that said, “Free Jahar.”
Lacey Buckley, 23, said she traveled from her home in Wenatchee, Wash., to attend the arraignment. Buckley said she has never met Tsarnaev but came because she believes he’s innocent. “I just think so many of his rights were violated. They almost murdered an unarmed kid in a boat,” she said.
Lacey and her like-minded friends need a smack upside the head with a cluebat. Martin Richard, 8; Krystle Marie Campbell, 29; and Lingzi Lu, 23 were killed outright, and more than 260 were wounded. Numerous victims had legs amputated because of their devastating injuries.
Dzhokhar and his dead brother Tamerlan publicized their Islamic jihad on Facebook and left no doubt about their intentions.
Too bad we can’t exchange Lacey and company for those innocent people that were slaughtered thanks to that “unarmed kid in a boat”.