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US will seek death penalty against Boston bombings suspect

31 January 2014 Last updated at 06:18 GMT

The US government has announced it will seek the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Seventeen of 30 charges against the 20-year-old carry the possibility of capital punishment, including using a weapon of mass destruction to kill.

The bombings killed three and injured more than 260 in April 2013.

Beth McLeod reports.