New images of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect show him bloody and dishevelled with the red dot of a sniper's rifle laser sight on his forehead after police found him hiding in a boat.
The pictures were taken by Massachusetts State Police tactical photographer Sergeant Sean Murphy of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on April 19 after he was captured, four days after the bombing.
He released the images to show the "real Boston bomber, not someone fluffed and buffed for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine."
The police photographer who released images from the day the surviving Boston bombing suspect was captured has reportedly been "relieved of duty".
Boston Magazine editor John Wolfson wrote:
Sgt. Sean Murphy has been relieved of duty. Post coming shortly.
Since site is slow: Murphy has been relieved but not yet fired. Duty hearing next week.
Has been ordered not to talk to media or anyone else about events at Watertown.
A state police spokesman said the agency did not authorise the release of the photographs.
A police photographer has released images from the day the surviving Boston bombing suspect was captured because he was furious with a Rolling Stone magazine cover photo.
The photographs released by Massachusetts State Police tactical photographer Sgt Sean Murphy to Boston Magazine show a dishevelled Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with the red dot of a sniper's rifle laser sight on his forehead.
In a statement to the magazine, Sgt Murphy said Tsarnaev was evil and his photos showed the "real Boston bomber, not someone fluffed and buffed for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine".
He said the Rolling Stone cover insulted officers killed in the line of duty, their colleagues and their families by glamorising the "face of terror".
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology police chief John DiFava said Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a "punk" who showed no remorse in court.
The police chief added that he wants the death penalty if Tsarnaev is found guilty, according to the Boston Herald.
Boston Marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to using a weapon of mass destruction and 29 other counts.
Steve Cooper from Boston's 7 News and WCVB's Sean Kelly have tweeted:
Hearing over. Tsarnaev blows a kiss to family but never looks at victims.
CNN Correspondent Deborah Feyerick and Fox News' Sharman Sacchetti have tweeted:
#Tsarnaev trial is likely to take 3-4 months. His demeanor is almost nonchalant. He turns away from the judge to look at his relatives.
Trial expected to last three to four months, 80-100 witnesses
Steve Cooper from Boston's 7 News has tweeted: