Boston Marathon Bombing Update: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev indicted by federal grand jury

As investigators wait for a chance to interrogate Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, prosecutors may not need his statements to build a criminal case against him. Bob Orr reports. FBI/CBS

The criminal case against Tsarnaev
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
(CBS/AP) BOSTON - A federal grand jury has returned a 30-count indictment against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

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PICTURES: Boston Marathon bombing suspects

Tsarnaev was indicted Thursday on charges including using a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a place of public use, resulting in death.

Three people were killed and more than 260 injured in twin explosions near the finish line of the marathon on April 15, 2013.

Tsarnaev's older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, died following a shootout with police several days later.

Authorities say the brothers used shrapnel-packed pressure cooker bombs in the bombing. They are also accused of killing an MIT police officer.

The U.S. attorney's office says 17 of the charges against the 19-year-old Tsarnaev could bring life in prison or the death penalty.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on July 10, in U.S. District Court in Boston.

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