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Accused Boston Marathon bomber charged

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(WMC-TV) - The 19-year-old Boston Marathon suspect is facing terrorism charges by federal prosecutors.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's is charged with conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, according to the U.S. attorney. This could result in a death penalty, according to NBC News' Pete Williams.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured Friday night after being found hiding in a boat in a residential neighborhood in Watertown. He was in a standoff with police for about an hour. Additional rounds were fired during the standoff, but he was taken into custody peacefully.

The Obama Administration indicated it intends to move quickly to build a criminal case against Tsarnaev, according to NBC New York. But investigators plan to first question him without informing him of his legal rights to remain silent and have an attorney present.

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