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Marathon Madness: The Suspects


The Boston Bombings struck the US by surprise, as 3 were killed in the two bombs that went off. Later in the week, MIT officer Sean Collier was assassinated by Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The death toll, 4 total. About 200 injured from the blasts. Now that the suspects have been apprehended (Dzhokar Tsarnaev) (Tamerlan Tsarnaev deceased), the investigation goes deeper, as to who else could have been involved.

May 1st, 2013, 3 more suspects are arrested and charged with Obstruction of Justice, and Lying to the authorities. One an american citizen, the other two, Kazakh. Their names, Azamat TazhayakovDias Kadyrbayev and Robel Phillipos. These boys allegedly went into Dzhokar’s dorm room and rid’d the evidence, including a laptop that the authorities have been searching for, in a landfill near U Mass. On May 6th, Robel Phillipos was released on $100,000 bond to his mother, with a GPS tracker device on his ankle. He will still be closely watched.

Now to Mother of the bombers. She was a citizen of the US till she fled the country after skipping out on “Shop Lifting” charges. Russian authorities later released that she is in fact on a Terrorist Watch List, and on the same week, released a transcript of her talking to ‘someone’ about Jihad.

One other person of interest, is the wife, now widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Katherine Russel. In the beginning of the investigation, she has cooperated with FBI and local authorities on the investigation, and still is. As the story grows though, we soon find out that the small Cambridge apartment where the couple lived at, was a bomb factory. Now Katherine did work long hour shifts, but, how come she didn’t notice the bombs, or the residue for that matter. How come she called Tamerlan after the FBI released photos of the two on April 18th? Why did she send an email with an attachment of the images the FBI released? And why didn’t she call the authorities if she recognized the men in the pictures?

Several sources state that Tamerlan may have been self-radicalized and then passed on his ideology to Dzhokar, and then maybe even to Katherine.

The Laptop was later given up by Robel Phillipos. Investigators have found “Inspire Magazine” images on it (possibly a PDF). Which begs the question, did Katherine know about this?

I am not saying she is guilty, for we don’t have enough evidence. Only time will tell weather or not she knew more about the plot, or not.