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White House: Tsarnaev will be tried in civilian court and not as enemy combatant; Updated

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By Doug Powers  •  April 22, 2013 02:02 PM

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The White House said Monday that the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will not be treated as an enemy combatant, in response to calls from Republican lawmakers to consider that option.

The announcement came as a sealed complaint was filed against suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Fox News has learned that the suspect made an initial appearance in front of a federal magistrate judge at the hospital where he is still being treated. No plea was entered.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the suspect remains in “serious condition” at the hospital. As the complaint was filed, Carney made clear that the suspect would go through the civilian court system, and would not be handled as a combatant.

“He will not be treated as an enemy combatant,” Carney said. “We will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice.”
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New York Republican Rep. Peter King, among the first to call for Tsarnaev to be handled as a potential enemy combatant, stood by that position on “Fox News Sunday.” He, too, agreed that the suspect could be tried and convicted in federal court.

“He’s going to be convicted,” King said. “I’m not worried about a conviction. I want the intelligence.”

Tsarnaev was formally charged today at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

And now, from the “Tweets MSNBC once thought they’d never have to write after Bush left office” file, we find this:

Dershowitz thinks the authorities will regret it.

Related story:

Canadian police and intelligence agencies will announce later today they have thwarted a plot to carry out a major terrorist attack, arresting two suspects in Montreal and Toronto, CBC News has learned.

An update to the Canada arrest story is here.

**Written by Doug Powers

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