Boston Marathon Bombing Victims Arrive For Trial Openings

BOSTON — Victims of the Boston Marathon bombing have arrived at court for opening statements in the trial of the suspect.

Two busloads of people hurt in the bombings arrived at the federal courthouse at 7:30 a.m. Monday. They entered through a side entrance, away from reporters and photographers gathered at the main entrance.

Marc Fucarile (FYOO’-kuh-ril), who lost a leg in the attack, went in the front entrance, but did not comment to reporters.

Lawyers for suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have made it clear they will try to show that at the time of the bombings he was influenced by his older brother, Tamerlan, who died following a shootout with police days after the bombings.

Prosecutors say Dzhokhar was an equal and willing participant in the plot that killed three and hurt more than 260.

Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.