(NBC News) According to a report from NBC news, federal prosecutors were putting the finishing touches on charges against the surviving marathon bombing suspect on Sunday, even as officials raised questions about the extent to which they may be able to question the surviving suspect.
According to the latest report from NBC News:
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old man accused in the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and injured more than 180 remained in serious condition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Law enforcement sources said their goal is to file charges against Tsarnaev today.
A senior law enforcement official also confirmed Sunday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is suffering from a wound to his throat that has left him unable to talk.
This has delayed efforts by the special high value detainee interrogation team to talk to him without advising him of his Miranda rights, the source said. The “public safety exemption” allows investigators to question a suspect when it is thought that he or she might have vital information about a threat against public safety.
Gov. Deval Patrick told reporters Saturday that Tsarnaev was "unable to communicate."
In an interview Sunday, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said investigators may never be able to orally question Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. “And we don’t know if we’ll ever be able to question the individual,” Menino said without further explanation.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remained in “serious condition,” the FBI said in a statement released on Sunday at the request of the hospital where a number of bombing victims also have received treatment.
Read the entire report from NBC News HERE.