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New Video Shows The Boston Bombers At A Gun Range Less Than A Month Before The Attack

Jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial were shown a surveillance video that shows Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev coming and going from a New Hampshire gun range less than one month before the attacks.

Posted on March 24, 2015, at 2:55 p.m. ET


Jurors in the Boston bombing trial saw surveillance footage Tuesday from the Manchester Firing Range in New Hampshire taken on March 20, 2013, of defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan.

The government showed the footage as part of its strategy of illustrating the planning that went into the April 2013 attack. The target practice session happened just three weeks before the bombings.

The prosecution showed jurors a receipt for two gun rentals and ammunition totaling $170.75. Additionally, they showed the jury check-in cards from the range where both brothers signed in with their names and home addresses and listed their shooting experience as "intermediate."

A ballistics expert testified Tuesday that the bombers fired 56 bullets at police during the Watertown, Massachusetts, shoot-out on April 18, 2013.

State Police Lt. David Cahill said 56 casings that matched the 9mm Ruger handgun that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received from a friend were found at the scene.

Police fired 210 shots during the gun battle, Cahill said.

Tsarnaev's lawyers argued that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died after his younger brother ran him over with a car while fleeing the scene, was the one who fired the shots at police.

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