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By Jane Nambi

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been indicted in the bombings which killed four and left hundreds injured.

Dzhokhar is said to have left a hand written confession in a boat where he was captured by law enforcement officials in April. “The U.S. Government is killing our innocent civilians. I can’t stand to see such evil go unpunished. We Muslims are one body, you hurt one, you hurt us all,” Tsarnaev allegedly wrote. “Stop killing our innocent people, we will stop,” the letter allegedly wrote.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev indictedThe details were revealed in a 30-count indictment by a federal grand jury yesterday, Thursday. The 19-year-old has been charged with using weapons of mass destruction in the April 15 bombings and killing four people.

According to authorities, Dzhokhar together with his older brother, Tamerlan, planted two pressure-cooker bombs near the Boston marathon’s finish line detonating within seconds of each other. The indictment says the bombs were constructed in a manner “designed to shred flesh, shatter bone and cause extreme pain and suffering, as well as death.”

Tsarnaev was also indicted in the April 18 death of MIT police Officer Sean Collier. The indictment further says Tsarnaev downloaded several pieces of extremist Islamic propaganda from the Internet before the bombings.

U.S. attorney’s office in Boston, 17 of the charges against Tsarnaev could bring the death penalty or life in prison. He’s scheduled to be arraigned on July 10 at the U.S. District Court in Boston.