Boston bomb suspect tells mother he is 'doing fine'

Be strong, you are my life, mother tells Boston suspect.


Afp June 05, 2013
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. PHOTO: AFP

LONDON: Boston Marathon bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told his mother that he is receiving thousands of dollars in support from unnamed sources, according to a video obtained by Britain's Channel 4 News.

Zubeidat Tsarnaev replayed a recording of the conversation with her son, who is being held in Fort Devens prison in Massachusetts, in which he says "everything is fine" ahead of his trial.

"I'm already eating and have been for a long time," he said in the message, which was recorded last week according to Channel 4.

"They are giving me rice and chicken now. Everything is fine," he added. "Everything is good."

His mother pleaded with her son to "be strong", telling him "you are my life" during the one call he was allowed to make from prison.

Tsarnaev, 19, faces life imprisonment or the death penalty if convicted on terrorism and other charges following twin bombings at the Boston Marathon, which he allegedly carried out with his older brother Tamerlan, 26.

Their mother insisted to the British news channel during the interview in Dagestan that "I know my kids didn't do it".

She also explained that Dzhokhar had told her: "Don't worry about me, I do have money".

He explained that "somebody opened an account for me and people send me money here, I do have lots of money".

She added that he said thousands of dollars when asked exactly how much.

Father Anzor said his son was in shock and "doesn't understand what has happened to him".

"There is no justice," he added. "It's impossible to understand what happened."

The parents' campaign protesting their sons' innocence has raised $8,000, they revealed.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev died in a gun battle with police a few days after the April 15 bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260 at the marathon finish line.

A first court hearing for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was last month pushed back from July 2 to July 10.

COMMENTS (7)

Insaan | 8 years ago | Reply

First the family got green card by seeking Asylum (pretending their life was in danger back home). But the went back, most likely after getting social security.It seems like every one the family worked for "cash" and paid little Income Tax. Family got welfare and food stamps. Some one should check if parents are still claiming welfare from US government. Elder son was also getting Food Stamps and welfare. They probably got money back from government because they had 2 kids. Last year mother was caught stealing thousands of dollars or merchandise from a store.

Now the family is trying to collect money from Muslim ummah in the name of Injustice and Islam. This $8000 is a part of money collected by working Cash.

Few months ago 2 Muslim brothers cashed 5 million dollar lottery ticket one year after it was sold in their parent's story. They made up stories why they cashed ticket after one year. Investigation showed the ticket belong to some one else who came to check if he won. These people told me he did not win any thing and kept the ticket.

This terrorist is having fun living in a/c room, eating healthy food.

Jihad Bil-Qalam | 8 years ago | Reply

@Syed: Not proven guilty yet does not mean innocent, either. Just get educated on this subject. I am also a heck of a Muslim but I cannot ignore the amazing consistency among all the bits and pieces of the circumstances right from the two brothers presence on the crime scene through the elder brother's death and the injured younger brother's capture while hiding in a boat. What would the Boston police gain by coming up with such a flawless plot against two brothers from a God forsaken country and pretty unIslamic names? We Muslims do not have subscribe to stupid conspiracy theories all the time to prove our Islam to the world.

VIEW MORE COMMENTS
Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

E-Publications

Most Read