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Boston Marathon bomb suspect makes 1st court appearance

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has recovered sufficiently to appear in court where he plead not guilty to all 30 charges against him related to the April Boston Marathon bombings 

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Boston Marathon bomb suspect makes 1st court appearance

BOSTON, Massachusetts (AFP) – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the teenager accused of carrying out the Boston bombings, on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to all charges in US federal court, nearly three months after the deadly April attacks.

"Not guilty," the 19-year-old Tsarnaev – in handcuffs, shackles and wearing an orange jumpsuit – said repeatedly as the 30 counts were read out at the arraignment in Boston, which lasted seven minutes.

Seventeen of those counts are punishable by the death penalty or life imprisonment.

Security was tight at the courthouse for the hearing, which marked the first time Tsarnaev – an ethnic Chechen Muslim and naturalised US citizen – had been seen in public since his dramatic capture.

The shaggy-haired teen, who was seriously wounded as he tried to evade capture in the days after the attacks, still sported a cast on his left arm down to his fingers and his left eye was swollen.

The courtroom was packed with emotional victims of the April 15 bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line, some of whom needed canes or crutches to walk, as well as their relatives.

"I felt sick to my stomach – it was very emotional for me," Liz Norden, whose sons aged 32 and 33 each lost a leg in the attacks, said after the hearing.

The attacks, which left three people dead and more than 260 wounded, stunned America with scenes of carnage and chaos at one of the country's premier sporting events.

The pressure cooker devices were packed with metal fragments to cause maximum damage, and several people lost one or more limbs.

Tsarnaev, who had lived in the Boston area for a decade, had seemed well integrated into American life.

He is accused of plotting and carrying out the attacks with his 26-year-old brother Tamerlan, who died in a shootout with police as the pair tried to escape the Boston area several days later.

He is also charged in connection with the shooting death of a campus police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during the brothers' wild overnight getaway attempt.

Tsarnaev "showed no remorse," said MIT police chief John DiFava.

The trial is not expected to begin any time soon, and would last three to four months, Judge Marianne Bowler said Wednesday.

The decision on whether to seek the death penalty is up to US Attorney General Eric Holder.

The next hearing was set for September 23. Tsarnaev is not expected to appear.

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Vocabulary:

accused: to be said to have done something wrong or committed a crime - ถูกกล่าวหา

appearance: an act of appearing in public - การปรากฎตัว

arraignment: bringing somebody to court in order to formally accuse them of a crime - การฟ้องกล่าวโทษ, การนำตัวขึ้นศาล

Attorney-General: the top legal officer in some countries, who advises the leader of the government - อัยการสูงสุด

campus: the buildings of a university or college and the land around them - พื้นที่ที่เป็นที่ตั้งของมหาวิทยาลัย

cane: a piece of cane or a thin stick, used to help somebody to walk - ไม้เท้า

capture: the act of capturing somebody/something or of being captured - การจับได้

carnage: a situation in which there is a lot of death and destruction - การทำลายล้าง, การฆ่าอย่างโหดร้าย

cast: a case made of plaster of Paris that covers a broken bone and protects it - เฝือก

chaos: a situation in which everything is confused and in a mess - การจราจล

charge : an official statement accusing someone of committing a crime - ข้อกล่าวหา

count: each crime someone is accused of - คดี

crutch: one of two long sticks that you put under your arms to help you walk after you have injured your leg or foot - ไม้ยันรักแร้

death penalty: the punishment of putting someone to death for a crime; capital punishment - โทษประหารชีวิต

decade: a period of ten years - ทศวรรษ

device: a machine or piece of equipment that does a particular job - อุปกรณ์ เครื่องมือ เครื่องจักร

dramatic: sudden, very great and often surprising; exciting and impressive - น่าทึ่งใจ, ตื่นเต้นเร้าใจ

emotional: related to strong feeling such as anger or love, or strong feelings in general - มีอารมณ์

escape: to get away from a place where you are in danger - หนี

ethnic: of a group of people with the same culture or traditions - กลุ่มชาติพันธุ์

evade: to avoid or escape from someone or something - หลีกเลี่ยง

federal: relating to the central government, and not to the government of a region, of some countries such as the United States - เกี่ยวกับสหพันธรัฐ

fragment: a small piece of a large object that has broken, often into a lot of pieces - ส่วนที่แตกออกมา

handcuffs: two metal rings joined by a short chain which lock around a prisoner's wrists on someone - กุญแจมือ

integrate: to become or make somebody become accepted as a member of a social group, especially when they come from a different culture - รวมตัวกัน,ประสานกัน

jumpsuit: a piece of clothing that consists of trousers/pants and a jacket or shirt sewn together in one piece - ชุดที่เสื้อและกางเกงเย็บติดเป็นชิ้นเดียวกัน

last: to continue for a particular length of time - กินเวลา

life imprisonment: a punishment of life in prison - จำคุกตลอดชีวิต

limbs: arms or legs  - ท่อนแขนท่อนขา

maximum: the most possible - ที่สูงสุด ที่มากที่สุด

naturalise: to make somebody who was not born in a particular country a citizen of that country - แปลงสัญชาติ, โอนสัญชาติ

packed: crowded; full of people or things - แน่น

packed: very full of something - แน่น ซึ่งใส่ไว้จนเต็ม

pair: two people who are doing something together - คู่

plead not guilty: to formally tell a court of law that you did not commit the crime you are accused of - ไม่รับสารภาพ  ให้การว่าไม่ได้กระทำผิดตามที่ถูกกล่าวหา

plot: to make a secret plan with other people to do something bad - แผนการ

premier: most important, famous or successful - ที่สำคัญที่สุด

pressure cooker: a strong metal pot with a tight lid, that cooks food quickly by steam under high pressure - หม้อต้มที่ใช้ความอัดดันจากไอน้ำในการทำอาหาร

relative: a member of your family - ญาติพี่น้อง

remorse: the feeling of being extremely sorry for something wrong or bad that you have done - การสำนึกผิด, ความเสียใจ

repeatedly: happening, said or done many times - อย่างซ้ำๆ

scene: a view that you can see in a picture or from the place where you are - วิว,,ภาพ, ทิวทัศน์,ทัศนียภาพ

security: protection; systems providing for safety from attack, harm, or damage - ระบบรักษาความปลอดภัย

shackles: a pair of connected metal rings that can be locked onto the wrists or legs of a prisoner - โซ่ตรวน

shaggy: long and untidy - เป็นกระเซิง,ยุ่งเหยิง, หยาบ, ดกหนา

shootout: a fight that is fought with guns, usually until one side is killed or defeated - การยิงกัน

sport: to have or wear something, usually in a proud way - สวมใส่

stun: to surprise or shock somebody so much that they cannot think clearly or speak - ทำให้ตะลึงงัน, ทำให้งง

suspect: a person who is thought to have committed a crime - ผู้ต้องสงสัย

swollen: larger or fuller than normal - ขยายใหญ่,พองตัว,บวม

tight: very strict and firm - เข้มงวด, กวดขัน, เคร่งระเบียบ

trial: the process of examining a case in a court of law and deciding whether someone is guilty (having committed a crime) or innocent (not having committed a crime) - การไต่สวนคดี

victims : people who are killed injured or harmed in some way from an accident, natural disaster, crime, etc. - เหยื่อผู้เคราะห์ร้าย

wounded: injured, especially where your skin or flesh is damaged, usually seriously - บาดเจ็บ

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