07/09/2013 07:51 pm ET Updated Jul 10, 2013

Dzhokar Tsarnaev Will Face Boston Bombing Victims' Families During Court Appearance


Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev will be confronted Wednesday by families of his victims who are expected to be in the audience gallery of a Boston courtroom where the 19-year-old faces a pretrial hearing.

Tsarnaev is accused of killing three people and injuring 260 in the April 15 attack. Tsarnaev allegedly conspired with his older brother, Tamerlan, who was killed in a shootout with police.

Liz Norden, whose sons Paul and JP each lost a leg, is among those expected to attend, ABC News reports. She said she plans to be there to see "the face of evil," as she described Tsarnaev.

"It has been incredibly hard to accept what happened to my boys,'' Norden told ABC. "I'm angry. I want to be there."

Norden expounded on her heartbreak in an interview with the Boston Herald.

"I woke up that day with a normal family. Now it feels as if my heart has been broken in a million ways," Norden said. "But I feel it’s important for me to see what happens [in court.] I want to be there for my own peace of mind."

Attorney General Eric Holder is still weighing whether to seek the death penalty for Tsarnaev, who is also accused of taking part in the killing of an MIT police officer in the days after the attack.



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