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Episode 42 | Chaos On The Streets of Boston: Boston Marathon Bombing with Boston Strong's Dave Wedge


Monday, April 15, 2013 stands as the most chaotic time in Boston's modern history and was the beginning of a traumatic four-day manhunt that shutdown the city. Two home-made pressure cooker bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon twelve seconds apart, filled with enough nails and ball bearings to cause maximum damage. Three people were killed as a direct result of the explosions on Boylston Street that afternoon: 29-year-old restaurant manager, Krystle Campbell, 23-year-old Chinese student Lingzi Lu, and the youngest of the victims, 8-year-old Dorchester boy Martin Richard; 264 others were injured, some lost limbs from the blasts. In the days that followed, MIT Police Officer Sean Collier would be ambushed and murdered by the wanted men, a civilian carjacked and terrified for their life, another officer would nearly die, and one more would succumb to injuries from the shootout a year later. Journalist and Boston Strong co-author Dave Wedge joins me to talk about the 10th anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombings and the events that followed in Cambridge and Watertown. Follow the show at @crimeofthetruestkind. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review. Recommendation List: Listen: Saint Sinners and Serial Killers podcast, hosted by Dave Wedge and Casey Sherman




Watch: Patriots Day starring Mark Wahlberg

Watch: Hulu series, Murders Before The Marathon

Watch: Netflix series, American Manhunt: The Boston Marathon Bombing


Music included in this episode from Joe onlyone Kowalski and Andrew King.




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Sources




Krystle Campbell



Lingzi Lu




Officer Richard Donohue


Sean Collier murder


Witness to Sean Collier’s murder



Bag Men




Boston Herald, April 15, 2013





Boston Magazine


Bystander Stories 10 years later


Saints Sinners and Serial Killers podcast, hosted by Dave Wedge and Casey Sherman


Spaulding Rehab


Watertown Standoff


The Watertown Boat


The Bomber parents


College friends of brother arrested


Trayvon Martin


Murders Before the Marathon on Hulu


The Trial Begins



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