Dzhokhar Tsarneav, one of the two Chechen brothers supscted of carrying out the bombings at this year's Boston Marathon, has pleaded not guilty in court.
 
The 19-year-old denied 30 charges relating to the bombings, including using a weapon of mass destruction to kill, during his first public appearance since being apprehended by police in the wake of the attacks which killed three people and injured around 264 others on 15 April.
 
During a hearing which lasted just seven minutes, Tsarnaev repeated "not guilty" to each of the 30 charges arrayed against him in a Boston courtroom - 17 of which carry the death penalty.
 
Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan are accused of detonating two bombs at this year's Boston Marathon, before shooting dead a university police officer whilst on the run in the days after the attack. Whilst Tamerlan was killed after his brother ran him over with a car as he escaped, Dzhokhar Tsarneav was finally found badly wounded hiding underneath a boat in the Boston suburb of Watertown on 19 April.
 
Because the suspect has pled not guilty, the case will now go to a formal trial.
 
 
Written and presented by Alfred Joyner