Jury in marathon bombing trial sees photos of note in boat

BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) have seen photos of a hand-scrawled note he left inside the boat he was captured in days after the 2013 attack.

They may see the boat itself, if his lawyers have their way.

Judge George O’Toole Jr. went to see the boat himself on Tuesday to decide whether to let the jury see the entire boat, as Tsarnaev’s lawyers have requested. Prosecutors have asked to bring in just the panels of the boat where the writing appears.

On Tuesday, jurors saw three photos showing the blood-stained note, which also was dotted with bullet holes.

The note criticized the U.S. for its actions in Muslim countries in what prosecutors describe as the motive for the bombings, which killed three people and injured more than 260.