- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings that stunned Americans one year ago spends his days in isolation at a federal medical center in Massachusetts.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s life now consists only of meetings with his legal team, a mental health consultant and his immediate family in sporadic visits, The New York Times reported.

Not far from his federal pen, Boston is planning to mark the anniversary of Tsarnaev’s horror with a resolute show of resovle — and a tribute to those who were killed in the attack and its aftermath: Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell, Lu Lingzi and MIT police officer Sean Collier.

Tsarnaev was discovered, wounded and hiding in a boat in a suburban backyard, days after the April 15, 2013, bombings at the finish line of Boston’s famous race.

His older brother, Tamerlan, had died in a confrontation with police during the tense investigation that followed the twin blasts that killed three and wounded hundreds.

The Times says Mr. Tsarnaev, 20, now waits for his November trial under lock and key, watching no television, listening to no radio and reading newspapers and magazines that “have been stripped of classified ads and letters to the editor, which the government deems potential vehicles for coded messages.”

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The circumstances of his arrest were approved by the U.S. attorney general and are reserved for inmates who pose the greatest risk to others, even though the brothers appeared to have acted alone last year, The Times reported.

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