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beantown recipe


Beantown Recipe

On April 15, 2013, two homemade bombs detonated 12 seconds and 210 yards (190 m) apart at 2:49 p.m., near the finish line of the annual Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring several hundred others, including 16 who lost limbs. One bomb, a pressure cooker filled with screws and nails, was carried in a black backpack and left near the finish line. The suspects, Chechen-American brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev killed an MIT policeman, kidnapped a man in his car, and had a shootout with the police in nearby Watertown. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot several times, and his brother ran him over while escaping in the stolen car; Tamerlan died soon after.
An unprecedented manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ensued, with thousands of law enforcement officers searching a 20-block area of Watertown; a Watertown resident discovered Dzhokhar hiding in a boat in his backyard. He was shot by police while still in the boat and then arrested. Dzhokhar and his brother were motivated by extremist Islamist beliefs and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, they learned to build explosive devices from an online magazine of the al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen. On April 8, 2015, he was convicted of 30 charges, including use of a weapon of mass destruction. He was sentenced to death.

Oil on canvas, 24 x 27 inches (60 x 70 cm), 2017