Latest News Wires Boston Marathon bombing suspect makes first court appearance since 2013

Security was tight at the federal courthouse in Boston for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's final pretrial conference. His trial is scheduled to start January 5.

By , Associated Press

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Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.