Doctor details Boston Marathon suspect's injuries
BOSTON (AP) - Newly released court documents describe the injuries to the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, including multiple gunshot wounds to his face.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's injuries were described by Dr Stephen Ray Odom three days after Tsarnaev was captured hiding in a boat in a backyard in the Boston suburb. A transcript of the testimony was unsealed on Monday.
Dr Odom, a trauma surgeon who treated Tsarnaev, said the most severe injury was from a bullet that appeared to enter through the left inside of his mouth and exit the lower section of his face on the left side. He described it as a "high-powered injury" that resulted in a skull-base fracture, injuries to his middle ear, the skull base, the pharynx and mouth.
Dr Odom said Tsarnaev also had wounds to his lower extremities and bone injuries to his left hand.