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Further testimony at Boston trial
05 Mar 2015 22:10
The father of a boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing recalled in court on Thursday how he left his dying eight-year-old son behind with his injured wife so he could rush their two other children to the hospital.
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"I saw a little boy who had his body severely damaged by an explosion and I just knew from what I saw that there was no chance," William Richard testified in the federal trial of Dzhokar Tsarnaev.
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Mr Richard was among the prosecution witnesses on the trial's second day who told jurors about the final moments of the three who died on 15 April 2013 near the race's finish line.
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His son, Martin, was the youngest.
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A Boston policeman recalled administering CPR to 29-year-old Krystle Campbell.
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A second officer said she left the body of 23-year-old Lingzi Lu only when her captain ordered her to, fearing there could be another bomb.
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Mr Tsarnaev, 21, has admitted through his attorneys that he and his older brother planted the two bombs, which also injured 264 people.
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He is also charged with in fatal shooting of a police officer three days later.
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