The federal Public Defender’s Office in Massachusetts said it has agreed to represent Tsarnaev. Miriam Conrad, public defender for Massachusetts, said he should have a lawyer appointed as soon as possible because there are “serious issues regarding possible interrogation.”
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said that he has no idea what motivated the suspects. Speaking on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Patrick said it’s hard to imagine why someone would deliberately harm “innocent men, women and children in the way that these two fellows did.”
As the investigation continues, people in Boston and other cities observed a moment of silence for the victims of the bombings one week after the explosions. The two bombs exploded at 2:50 p.m. a week ago Monday.
In Connecticut, Gov. Dan Malloy had directed state agencies to join Massachusetts in the afternoon moment of silence and urged residents to do the same.
“Connecticut stands with Massachusetts in honoring the victims of the tragedy last week in Boston,” Malloy said in a statement. “Our thoughts remain with the victims of this senseless tragedy and the families mourning the loss of their loved ones.”
Also Monday, hundreds of family and friends packed a church in Medford for the funeral of bombing victim Krystle Campbell, a 29-year-old restaurant worker.
A memorial service was scheduled for Monday night at Boston University for 23-year-old Lu Lingzi, a graduate student from China.
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