The trial of 21 year old man, Tsarnaev, accused of bombing the Boston Marathon two years ago has begun.
Tsarnaev could face the death penalty and is charged with more than 30
counts relating to the bombings.
His attorney, Judy Clarke, began her opening remarks today by saying: "It was him."
She said that her team would not attempt to "sidestep" Mr Tsarnaev's guilt in
carrying out the "senseless, horribly misguided acts carried out by two
Instead, she will argue that his elder brother, Tamerlan, masterminded the plot and coerced the younger sibling, Tsarnaev into
After the lawyers concluded their opening statements, several witnesses were
brought before the jury to testify.
The jurors were also shown a video of one of the explosions. It showed a huge
blast of smoke, and several police officers running to the scene.
Mr Tsarnaev is also accused of killing a police officer days after the
Many victims of the bombings attended the first day of the trial.