BOSTON - The ethnic Chechen college student accused with his deceased
older brother of the Boston Marathon bombing faced federal charges as
early as Monday as he lay hospitalized under armed guard, severely
wounded and unable to speak.
ABC and NBC news networks reported
late on Sunday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was awake and responding in
writing to questions put to him by authorities after two days under
sedation in Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
US news sources, including CNN, said Tsarnaev, who was shot in the
throat and the leg prior to his arrest, was still sedated in the
intensive care unit with a breathing tube down his throat.
told Reuters that the sedation, and a tongue injury from the throat
wound itself, had left him incapable of speech and precluded questioning