Two bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line, killing three and injuring more than 100 people.
AUTHORITIES in Boston have made new arrests over the marathon bombings, detaining three suspects, including two college friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
A FACEBOOK page claiming the man charged with the Boston Marathon bombings is innocent has attracted over 12,000 "fans", as the hashtag “#FreeJahar” goes viral.
LAWMAKERS may seek a federal case against the man accused of the Boston Marathon bombings so the death penalty can be sought. He remains under guard in hospital.
LAW enforcement officials have denied a suspect is under arrest in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings but there are many reports someone has been identified.
THE Boston bombing was despicable by any measure, but whether it was the act of external terrorism or internal malcontent it should have surprised nobody.