FBI: Boston Marathon Bomber's Computer Contained Extremist Materials

Content found on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's computer included Al-Qaida-produced magazine, Inspire.

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 This file photo provided Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
This file photo provided Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.Credit: AP

Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been given a glimpse of his computer contents, which included extremist materials such as the Al-Qaida-produced magazine, Inspire.

An FBI computer forensics expert began testifying Thursday about materials collected from Tsarnaev's computer.

One file is called "Complete Inspire." In the indictment, prosecutors allege he downloaded a copy of Inspire that included instructions on how to build bombs with pressure cookers, the kind of device used in the marathon bombing.

During opening statements, a prosecutor cited Inspire as one way Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan, became radicalized.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face the death penalty if convicted. Tamerlan died after a gunfight with police.

Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured in the 2013 marathon bombings.

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