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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 8: Boston Marathon bombing victim Karen Brassard (R) speaks during a press conference next to Carlos Arredondo (L) outside of John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse following a verdict in the Marathon Bombing case on on April 8 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was found guilty to 30 counts related to his involvement in the 2013 bombing, which resulted in three deaths and over 250 injuries. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 8: Dana Cohen (L) and Carlos Arredondo attend a press conference outside of John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse following a verdict in the Marathon Bombing case on on April 8, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was found guilty on all 30 counts related to his involvement in the 2013 bombing, which resulted in three deaths and over 250 injuries. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 8: Dana Cohen, (from left), Carlos Arredondo, Karen Brassard, Liz Norden, Laurie Scher and Massport Fire Lt. Michael Ward at a press conference outside of John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse following a verdict in the Marathon Bombing case on on April 8, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was found guilty on all 30 counts related to his involvement in the 2013 bombing, which resulted in three deaths and over 250 injuries. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 8: Boston Marathon bombing victim Karen Brassard speaks during a press conference outside of John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse following a verdict in the Marathon Bombing case on on April 8 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was found guilty to 30 counts related to his involvement in the 2013 bombing, which resulted in three deaths and over 250 injuries. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 8: Karen Brassard (C) and Carlos Arredondo leave after a press conference outside of John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse following a verdict in the Marathon Bombing case on on April 8 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was found guilty to 30 counts related to his involvement in the 2013 bombing, which resulted in three deaths and over 250 injuries. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
Victims of the Boston Marathon bombing testified in graphic detail Thursday about what happened to them as the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev continued.
BOSTON - MARCH 5: Boston Marathon victim Rebekah Gregory heads into the Moakley Courthouse for the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombings. (Photo by Joanne Rathe/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
The video being shown to jurors is extremely graphic. Shows up close the injuries sustained in Marathon bombings. #Tsarnaev
Rebekah Gregory had 17 surgeries to her left leg. The 18th surgery was the amputation. #Tsarnaev
Corcoran details her many wounds and scars; #Tsarnaev defense team listens intently. Their client is looking at the table.
Karen McWatters re: Krystle Campbell: "She said her legs hurt ... Her hand went limp in mine. She never spoke again after that." #Tsarnaev
Bruck asks that camera on defense team be turned off. "It is trained directly on the defense table." Defense expects privacy. #Tsarnaev
David Bruck also concerned about repeated victim testimony. Says there is a place for that, but at sentencing phase. Not now. #tsarnaev
Jeff Bauman: "I said 'I saw the kid. I know what happened.'" #Tsarnaev
Bauman, leaning to side of chair, hand on table as he recounts fearing he would die, seeing the "guy in the cowboy hat" who kept him calm
Sketch of @Jeffmbauman testifying today. http://t.co/sHOseHnBRA
The photo also shows Tamerlan a few feet away from Jeff. Was that the guy with backpack? "Yeah." #Tsarnaev
Been watching #tsarnaev. He has been looking ahead whole time.
Jurors look very concerned, some put their hands to their mouths @NECN #Tsarnaev
While others rightfully judged that Lingzi Lu wouldn't make it, Lauren Woods stayed by her side until she was rushed to ambulance #Tsarnaev
Lawyers discussing video from the forum restaurant that is set to be shown at some point #7news
Defense has questions about why 3 photos will be used with testimony of Roseanne Sdoia, who lost leg. Judge says they're different #Tsarnaev
Roseann Sdoia is asked if she wants to sit while taking oath. "I can stand." #Tsarnaev
Judge says two incidents of witnesses talking about iraq were uncalled for in this phase of the trial..now the jury returns to court #7news
Defense: Prosecution shouldn't "continually stoke" the "us vs. them" mentality; eliciting responses re: military from witnesses. #Tsarnaev
Jury seeing Forum Restaurant video, timestamp is 2:45 p.m., figure with white hat shown walking along Boylston St. #Tsarnaev
Jury just saw video of the bomb going off at Forum, there is no sound on the video @NECN #Tsarnaev
Jury is now looking at frozen frames of video from the Forum, Marc Fucarile is shown lying on the ground @NECN #Tsarnaev
BOSTON - MARCH 4: Opening statements in the trial of the Boston Marathon bomber took place at Moakley Federal Courthouse on March 4, 2015. Marc Fucarile, who lost his leg in the bombings, leaves court. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
The jury is looking at a photo of the Richard family watching runners at the marathon @NECN #Tsarnaev
Bill Richard's daughter Jane lost a leg. His wife Denise lost the sight in one eye. His son Martin lost his life. #Tsarnaev.
"I saw a little boy who had his body severely damaged by an explosion and" pauses, swallows "from what I saw, there was no chance" #Tsarnaev
Several other survivors in the courtroom are crying listening to Bill Richard's testimony @NECN #Tsarnaev
Court is in recess until Monday morning. #Tsarnaev
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BOSTON (AP) -- The first two weeks of the Boston Marathon bombing trial focused on the injuries and deaths from the 2013 attack: Survivors recounted losing limbs and loved ones as federal prosecutors told of the killing of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial, which begins its third week on Monday, had been expected to last three to four months. But it is moving faster than anticipated, largely because the defense has not cross-examined many witnesses.

On Thursday, Dun Meng, a Chinese national who moved to the U.S. in 2009 to attend Boston's Northeastern University, described being carjacked at gunpoint by Tsarnaev's older brother, Tamerlan, on the night of April 18, 2013, three days after the bombing.

Meng said after he and Tamerlan drove around for 20 or 30 minutes, they pulled over on a street in Watertown and Dzhokhar drove up in another car. The brothers then took Meng in his car to a bank machine and Dzhokhar used his pin number to withdraw money from his account.

When Tamerlan pulled into a gas station and Dzhokhar went inside to pay, Meng bolted from the car and ran into another gas station for help. He described the encounter with the brothers as "terrifying."

Tamerlan died following a shootout with police early the morning of April 19. Dzhokhar was captured hiding inside a boat that night.

Tsarnaev's lawyer admitted during opening statements that he participated in the bombings and the later crimes, but said his brother was the mastermind who recruited the then 19-year-old Dzhokhar to help him.

Prosecutors say Tsarnaev was a full and willing participant. Now 21, he faces the possibility of the death penalty if convicted.

The same jury that decides guilt will decide whether he receives life in prison or the death penalty. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured in the attack.

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