It’s been more than six years since the Boston Marathon Bombing and a frightening amount of questions still linger. But now we may finally be getting some answers.
While many were focused on the events of the tragic day, there was some evidence that suggested that one of the bombers had a murderous past BEFORE the bombing took place. Now, new developments have just appeared that dig into the lives of the Tsarnaev brothers.
Here’s the background before the updates: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is one of the Boston Bombers. He’s currently on 23-hour a day lockdown awaiting his death sentence, but his attorneys are trying to keep him alive.
His taxpayer-funded defense points to the still unsolved murder of three young mixed martial arts fighters in Waltham allegedly committed by Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Ibragim Todashev on the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.
The attorney wants to spin that by saying that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was afraid of his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was eventually shot by police and then run over and dragged to death by his brother Dzhokhar while they were on the run.
Well, after months of seeing whether anything would come from the information that Dzhokhar may have regarding the murder is now taking shape. Details about a grisly triple homicide at a Massachusetts residence in 2011 are coming to light, according to a report from WFSB News.
NEW DETAILS: Newly revealed documents detail Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev's involvement in a 2011 triple homicide in Massachusetts. https://t.co/40zjPhQvEa
— WRCB-TV (@WRCB) November 17, 2019
A friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev admitted to taking part in a home invasion that turned into a triple murder when interviewed by the FBI following the race-day horror.
But then things get strange. The only other person that had admitted to the murders, Ibragim Todashev, was shot and killed during an 2013 interview with law enforcement.
Federal court documents were filed this past Wednesday in connection with a pending appeal by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Tamerlan’s younger brother, and Boston bombing co-conspirator, of his conviction and death sentence. The oral arguments are slated to begin on December 12 of this year.
Todashev was shot dead by a Boston FBI agent in the weeks after the marathon bombing — his last words a hand-written blood stained confession about the triple slaying he did with Tamerlan. Though the FBI has repeatedly denied it, rumors are still circulating that suggest Tamerlan was an FBI informant.
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While being questioned on May 21, 2013, roughly a month after the attack in Boston, Todashev said he and Tamerlan bound, beat and slit the throats of three young men in the Massachusetts city of Waltham, according to a heavily redacted FBI affidavit filed Wednesday.
An FBI special agent noted in the report that “He said that he and Tamerlan had agreed initially just to rob the victims.”
The name of the agent was blacked out on that portion of the affidavit.
BOSTON BOMBER BOMBSHELL: New details reveal one of the men was already a killer before the attack – and is now implicated in a gruesome triple murder. pic.twitter.com/lYohilWuV0
— Fox & Friends First (@FoxFriendsFirst) November 18, 2019
Tamerlan had apparently wielded a gun to gain entrance to the home of the now slain men, and both Tamerlan and Todashev had stolen several thousand dollars from the residence.
According to Todashez, Tamerlan “decided that they would eliminate any witnesses to the crime,” according to the document.
The affidavit says that Todashev added that he and Tamerlan put forth efforts to try and wipe the crime scene down in order to remove any traces of either of them being there, apparently spending more than an hour doing so.
While the FBI was interviewing Todashev, their discussion was cut short as Todashev allegedly tried to attack the FBI agent while at the Florida apartment, resulting in him being shot by investigators there.
Todashev’s account documented in the FBI affidavit sheds light on Tamerlan’s alleged criminal history and use of violence years before he and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev set off two bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April 2013.
The bombings sparked a manhunt that shut down the city for days and also resulted in the brothers later killing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer. Later that evening, the duo had stolen an SUV the two were chased by police.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, whom is suspected to be involved in the mentioned murders, died in an explosive firefight with police in nearby Watertown. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested a day later and convicted for his role in the bombings. He was sentenced to death in 2015.
According to Meghan Fox, a spokeswoman for the Middlesex County District Attorney, the investigation into the Waltham murders is still open and ongoing.
After six years of apparent investigation, unanswered questions still linger.
What about when the FBI and the CIA got warnings about the Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011 that he was communicating with dangerous radicals in Dagestan? Tsarnaev was on two terror watch lists when he went to Dagestan in the months before the Boston Marathon bombings to talk to those radicals in person.
When Tsarnaev “beat feet” as one Congressman described it out of Russia in July 2012 no one stopped him from reentry into the US via Boston despite the terror listings. Within weeks the FBI told immigration officials that they saw no problem that should prevent Tsarnaev from being naturalized [despite a 2009 arrest for slapping his then girlfriend that made him ineligible].
Tamerlan and his brother, Dzhokhar, who was a citizen, unleashed the Boston Marathon attack four months later, killing four people, wounding 260 others, among the critically injured 17 amputees.
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