The suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing attacks has been charged in his hospital room. And officials reportedly know more about possible motivation.
FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso reports:
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is officially charged with using a weapon of mass destruction in the Boston bombing attack, which could carry the death penalty. And there's reaction here.
(Boston Residents) "Very happy that they have charged him, and I hope he gets what he deserves. I hope he gets the death penalty.// Oh yea, definitely the death penalty... after they interrogate him."
Officials tell AP a radical brand of Islam appears to have motivated the two brothers, and that the two were likely lone wolves, and not associated with a terrorist group.
In Boston, Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.
UPDATE: Dzhokar Tsarnaev's condition was upgraded on Tuesday from "serious" to "fair" condition, according to the U.S. Attorney and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Some people, including lawmakers, believe the Boston Marathon bombing suspect should be treated as an enemy combatant for the time being. But the Obama administration has already said that's not happening.
FOX News Radio's Rich Johnson reports from Washington:
White House spokesman Jay Carney says there's really no choice regarding the legal status of Dzhokar Tsarnaev.
(Carney) "When it comes to United States citizens, it is against the law to try them in military commissions."
So... What law is that?
(Stimson) "Section 202-A of the Military Commissions Act of 2009 says that you have to be an alien to be subject to the jurisdiction."
Former Deputy Defense Secretary Cully Stimson says ignoring that law could hurt the government in the long run. He notes that at least two other Americans once held as enemy combatants got reduced sentences once they were finally returned to the civilian justice system.
In Washington, Rich Johnson, FOX News Radio.
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