Read Here: Transcript released in Boston bombing suspect's hearing

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    UNDATED (CNN) -- The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings had his first appearance before a judge Monday and has been charged. No cameras were allowed in the room, but a transcript of the hearing has been released.

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, seriously wounded and heavily sedated, appeared before a us magistrate judge in his room at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital.

    Despite his condition, he answered questions by nodding his head.

    Here is part of the conversation, "The Court: If at any time I say something you do not understand, interrupt me and say so; is that clear? Defendant: (Nods Affirmative)."

    The 19-year old is charged with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death. He is also charged with one count of malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device resulting in death.

    According to the transcript, the only time he spoke during the hearing was when the judge asked if he could afford a lawyer. Here's how that part of the conversation went, "The Court: Can you afford a lawyer. Defendant: No. The Court: Let the record reflect that I believe the defendant has said, No."

    A public defender was appointed to represent Tsarnaev. Before calling a recess, the judge found Tsarnaev aware and coherent of what was going on. The transcript says, "The Court: At this time, at the conclusion of the initial appearance, I find that the defendant is alert, mentally competent and lucid. He is award of the nature of the proceedings."

    The judge presiding over the hearing has scheduled a probable cause hearing for May 30.

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