Woman who lost legs testifies in Boston bombing trial

Associated Press

Boston — A woman who lost her legs in the Boston Marathon bombing has taken the witness stand on the third day of testimony in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s federal death penalty trial.

Jessica Kensky entered the courtroom Monday in a wheelchair. She told jurors her left leg was amputated right after the bombing April 15, 2013. Her right leg was amputated in January.

In the first two days of testimony, prosecutors called more than a dozen witnesses, including several marathon spectators who described losing limbs.

About two dozen survivors, friends and family members were in the courtroom.

Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line.

Tsarnaev’s lawyer says he committed the crime but says he was recruited by his older brother.