Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been moved to a prison at Fort Devens,Massachusetts,from the hospital where he had been held since his arrest a week ago,the US Marshals Service said on Friday.
The 19-year-old ethnic Chechen,who was badly wounded in an overnight shootout last week with police hours after authorities released pictures of him and his older brother,also a suspect,had previously been held at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre,where some of the victims were also being treated.
Tsarnaevs older brother,26-year-old Tamerlan,died in the shootout.
Tsarnaev was charged on Monday with the April 15 bombing,which killed three and wounded 264 at Boston Marathon. If convicted,he faces the death penalty.
The US Marshals Service confirms that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been transported from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre and is now confined at the Bureau of Prisons facility FMC Devens at Ft. Devens,Mass., said US Marshals Service spokesman Drew Wade.
Devens,Massachusetts,is about 63 km west of Boston. The prison there specializes in inmates who need medical attention.
The prison currently holds about 1,000 prisoners.
Carjack victim recalls night of terror
Washington: An immigrant entrepreneur from China came out of the shadows Friday with his harrowing tale of being carjacked at gunpoint by the Tsarnaev brothers after the Boston Marathon attacks. Identified only as Danny,26,his story filled in some of the details between the killing of an MIT campus police officer and a nocturnal shootout in which Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed. In an exclusive interview,Danny told Boston Globe how the elder Tsarnaev,brandishing a handgun,knocked on the window of his Mercedes ML 350 luxury SUV late on the night of April 18. I did that, Tsarnaev said ofthe Boston bombing to his captive behind the wheel,and I just killed a policeman in Cambridge. Fearing for his life,Danny drove Tsarnaev through suburban Boston,followed by a sedan driven by younger brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,19. PTI