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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev named as triple homicide suspect -- By AP, The Telegraph.co.uk

Boston bomb suspects are brothersThe dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect was named as a participant in an earlier triple homicide by a man who was subsequently shot dead while being questioned by authorities, according to a filing in the case made against his surviving brother.
According to the filing made on Monday, Ibragim Todashev, told investigators Tamerlan Tsarnaev participated in a triple murder in Waltham on September 11, 2011.
In that case, three men were found in an apartment with their necks slit and their bodies reportedly covered with marijuana. One of the victims was a boxer and friend of Tamerlan.
Todashev, a 27-year-old mixed martial arts fighter, was shot dead at his Orlando home during a meeting with an FBI agent and two Massachusetts state troopers in May, authorities said. He had turned violent while being questioned, according to authorities.
The filing is prosecutors' attempt to block Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Tamerlan's younger brother, from getting certain information from authorities, including investigative documents associated with the Waltham slayings.

"The government has already disclosed to Tsarnaev that, according to Todashev, Tamerlan Tsarnaev participated in the Waltham triple homicide," prosecutors wrote.

According to prosecutors, the ongoing investigation into the 2011 slayings is reason not to allow Dzhokhar access to the documents he is seeking.

"Any benefit to Tsarnaev of knowing more about the precise 'nature and extent' of his brother's involvement does not outweigh the potential harm of exposing details of an ongoing investigation into an extremely serious crime, especially at this stage of the proceeding," prosecutors wrote.
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