Tamerlan Tsarnaev Eyed in Grisly 2011 Triple Murder
Prosecutors now investigating the 'possible connection'
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2013 2:19 PM CDT
This Monday, April 15, 2013 photo provided by Bob Leonard shows third from left, Tamerlan Tsarnaev.   (AP Photo/Bob Leonard)

(Newser) – In the search for answers on the Boston bombing suspects, one new question: Was Tamerlan Tsarnaev involved in a still-unsolved 2011 triple murder? A rep for the DA in Middlesex County (home to Watertown) confirms to ABC News that the "possible connection" is being investigated. How the narrative is unfolding:

  • The crime: It's a pretty horrific one, described by one investigator as "the worst bloodbath I have ever seen." The three victims, found in a Waltham, Mass., apartment, had their throats slashed to such a degree that their heads were nearly cut off.

  • The odd details: Someone (ostensibly the killer) sprinkled marijuana on their bodies; drugs and $5,000 were left in the apartment. The investigator also notes, "There was no forced entry, it was clear that the victims had let the killer in."
  • How Tsarnaev is connected: He sometimes trained at the same gym as one of the victims, 25-year-old Brendan Mess. They lived near each other in Cambridge, and officials think Mess may have even bunked at Tsarnaev's place on occasion. The gym's owner told the Boston Globe that Tsarnaev introduced Mess as his best friend.
  • Why former friends now suspect him: A man identified only as Ray tells Buzzfeed that he now sees a red flag. "Tam wasn't there at the memorial service, he wasn't at the funeral, he wasn't around at all. He was somebody who was in contact with Brendan on a daily basis. Anybody like that you would think they would have been around."

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DERY
Apr 23, 2013 3:07 AM CDT
Well, he's dead now so you might as well pin all the crap you couldn't solve because you were too busy eating donuts, chief Wiggum. Also, would he have commited those murder before or after the FBI was in contact with him?
JohnInLa
Apr 23, 2013 2:24 AM CDT
Average Americans cannot even spit on the sidewalk without being arrested or if you're a 14 year old school kid wearing a shirt with a photo of a rifle you get arrested for refusing to take it off...despicable. But a bill ayers wannabe comes along and gets a pass even after the Russians red flag him for the US? And next you have what could be a positive connection to 3 unsolved murders? This whole Boston situation is looking like the Underwear Bomber flying over Detroit a few years ago on Christmas Day...All sorts of red flags were raised including the perps own father spilling the beans on his son and who was it that had to save Christmas? Unarmed passengers kicking butt. America needs to return to its founding principles and with all these mealy mouth gun-ban-nuts who are more than willing to lay their Second Amendment Rights at the feet of the despot b. h. obama it appears America's Founding Principles are on the edge of a cliff. That's right surrender your gun rights while b. h. obama and the rest of the D.C. elite enjoy 24/7 security armed with fully automatic machine guns. You've got to be one dumb sack of crap to ever surrender any right...period.
Invince
Apr 23, 2013 2:00 AM CDT
Who can love the pushy and posturing Moslems who thinks God has choose only them to enjoy money and children, and gave them a permit to kill and maim non Moslems..in the name of jihad... Haven't we had enough of such? The backlash of the citizens will be swift , and the future as I see it is confrontational and bloody, and jihad will be prevalent in this land, and many many innocent victims will fall before this radical islam cancer is cut off for good... God will...America will become the hell's gate for such radical comers, who they will find no exit..they will rot in jail or even worse... Abandon hope all of you who enter here! Will be the motto...