CNN’s ‘Murder at the Marathon’ Digs Deeper Into Boston Bombing

By Brian Flood 

After being bumped for breaking news coverage in Baltimore, CNN Special Report Murder at the Marathon is now scheduled to air tonight at 9pmET. Deborah Feyerick takes an in-depth look at the Boston Marathon bombing, now that the trial is over. We caught up with Feyerick, who was on the ground in Boston in the immediate aftermath of the bombing through the manhunt and capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, to discuss the trial and how things have changed.

Observations on trial:

I have been in court with many terrorists – 9/11’s Zacarias Moussaoui, the Underwear Bomber, the Times Square bomber, the US Embassy bombers and others.  Without question, Jahar Tsarnaev remains the most disengaged.  Whether he’s put to death, or whether he lives for decades in solitary confinement — 21 year old Tsarnaev appears to have checked out.

On the special report:

There has always been a mystery about the hours and days following the Marathon attack — how the killers slipped away, where they went, what they did and how ill-prepared they were to escape once they were identified and the manhunt began.  Through horrifying images released during the trial, now we know. This special report fills in the missing pieces.

On what it was like in Boston two years ago & now:

People were terrified.  The killers had disappeared.  Many feared they were in another city, preparing for another attack.  Instead, they were discovered blocks from where we were reporting. To see grainy images of Jahar Tsarnaev hiding in the boat and to see him now in court – he wanted to die then.  Now his demeanor suggests he doesn’t care either way.