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Federal Documents Reveal Boston Marathon Suspect’s Injuries

(NECN: Julie Loncich, Boston) - We're learning new information about surviving marathon bombings suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. New federal documents reveal details about the injuries he had when officials finally found him hiding in a boat in a Watertown, Mass. backyard.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was ultimately captured and injured 7.5 miles from the marathon finish line where he, along with his brother, allegedly set off two bombs that injured hundreds and killed three people.

Four months later, we are learning just how badly he was injured during the time of his arrest.

Bloodied and bruised, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev emerged from a Watertown boat four months ago. He had been badly injured in a shootout with local and state police.

In a recently released state police photograph, Tsarnaev’s face is covered in blood. Newly released court documents detail just how badly Tsarnaev had been injured that April night. A trauma surgeon who treated the younger Tsarnaev brother at Beth Israel described the accused terrorist’s injuries three days after his arrest. He had been shot several times, both to the head and to his extremities. One of the bullets had entered through the left side of his mouth and exited the lower left side of his face. The high powered injury also resulted in a skull fracture.

Other unsealed documents include the 20-year-old’s prison record, including suicide watch logs.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due back in a federal courtroom on September 23.

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