Doctor details Boston Marathon suspect’s injuries

BOSTON (AP) — Newly unsealed court papers describe the injuries to the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

According to a doctor who treated him, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehvz) injuries included multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the face, and a skull fracture.

The injuries were described by Dr. Stephen Ray Odom in a legal proceeding at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center three days after Tsarnaev was captured hiding in a boat in a backyard. Transcripts of the testimony were unsealed Monday.

Odom says one bullet appeared to enter through the left inside of his mouth and exit the lower section of his face on the left side. He says Tsarnaev also had wounds to his lower extremities and bone injuries to his left hand.

Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to the April 15 bombing.

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