Bombing suspect awake, answering questions in writing

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is awake and responding to questions from investigators through writing as he is unable to speak due to a bullet wound in his neck.

Bombing suspect awake
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev awake in hospital
Officials say Tsarnaev is also recuperating from a leg injury caused by a bullet. He is heavily guarded while being admitted in a hospital.

CBS News reports that authorities have interrogated the 19-year-old suspected bomber and he answers questions, but its details were not disclosed.

Federal prosecutors are working on possible charges against the suspected bomber, including the use of a weapon of mass destruction to kill people, which carries a possible death sentence. However, there currently is no state death penalty in Massachusetts.

The Boston Marathon explosions on Monday left 3 spectators dead and 170 others injured. Suspected bomber number 1, Dzhokhar’s 26-year-old brother Tamerlan, died during a shootout.

The second bombing suspect, who is said to be awake in a medical facility, was caught Friday night hiding inside a boat covered with tarpaulin at a Watertown backyard.