BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is in serious but stable condition.
Patrick spoke outside Fenway Park after appearing in a pregame ceremony at Saturday afternoon’s Red Sox game.
U.S. officials said a special interrogation team for high-value suspects would question Tsarnaev without reading him his Miranda rights, invoking a rare public-safety exception triggered by the need to protect police and the public from immediate danger.
The American Civil Liberties Union said it was concerned about that. It said the exception applies only when there’s a continued threat to public safety and is “not an open-ended exception” to the Miranda rule, which guarantees a suspect the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney.
Federal public defenders in Massachusetts have agreed to represent Tsarnaev and said they expect to do so after he is charged.
Two bombs exploded at the finish line of Monday’s Boston Marathon, killing three people. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was killed during Thursday night’s manhunt. More than 180 people were injured in the explosions.
Twenty-six-year-old suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed Friday. His brother, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured later Friday inside a boat parked in a Watertown backyard after a furious search. He is recovering at a Boston hospital guarded by armed officers.
The governor declined to comment on the investigation.