Dzhokhar and his elder brother Tamerlan, who died following a shootout with police in the early hours of 19 April, are alleged to have detonated the two bombs . . .
. . . And when he spoke to plead not guilty to an array of charges . . . – something he did only after being prompted by the judge, who intervened when one of his lawyers tried to speak for him – his English seemed heavily accented, at odds with the image of the ordinary American teenager . . .
“He never had that accent,” said a friend from the school, declining to give his name as he spoke to reporters outside the courtroom. . . . He insisted that not only had Dzhokhar’s voice changed but that his demeanour was also different to what he had known. “He didn’t fidget,” he said.
. . . he was said to be so badly wounded in the earlier shootout with police that he was unable to talk to investigators owing to a reported throat wound. . . .