Bostonians remember deadly marathon bombing 10 years later

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  • This year, nearly two dozen community service projects are happening including a shoe drive and several food drives, blood drives and neighborhood cleanups.“This time of year evokes a strong emotion for so many of us across the City and the people touched by the tragedy ten years ago.
  • Thousands, including many marathon runners in their blue and yellow windbreakers and several former Boston Red Sox players, came out to a second ceremony Saturday afternoon near the finish line.
  • Boston Police Officer Dennis Simmonds also died a year after he was wounded in a confrontation with the bombers.Police captured a bloodied and wounded Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston suburb of Watertown, where he was hiding in a boat parked in a backyard, hours after his brother died.
  • I feel it’s important to be here to let them know we still care.”Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when two pressure-cooker bombs went off at the marathon finish line.
  • Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston heard arguments in January in the 29-year-old’s case, but has yet to issue a ruling.The appeals court initially threw out Tsarnaev’s death sentence in 2020, saying the trial judge did not adequately screen jurors for potential biases.
  • But the U.S. Supreme Court revived it last year.The 1st Circuit is now weighing whether other issues that weren’t considered by the Supreme Court require the death sentence to be tossed a second time.
By MICHAEL CASEY Associated PressBOSTON (AP) A decade after two homemade bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the city will mark the somber occasion Saturday with prayers for [+6030 chars]