Tsarnaev Wrote Confession on Wall of Boat: Report
He said he didn't mourn Tamerlan, because he was a martyr in paradise
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 16, 2013 7:55 AM CDT
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(Newser) – As he lay wounded in a boat in a Watertown backyard, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev scribbled a note on the vessel's wall claiming culpability for the Boston bombing and explaining his motive, sources tell CBS News correspondent John Miller. Tsarnaev allegedly wrote that the attack was in retaliation for the US invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, and that its victims were collateral damage; he reportedly likened them to Muslims civilians killed by US military action. "When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims," Dzhokhar reportedly wrote in pen.

He said that he didn't mourn brother Tamerlan because he was now a martyr in paradise—and Dzhokhar expected to be one soon as well. The note was readable despite the bullets that later tore through the hull, and it's "certainly admissible" in court, Miller says. That might be key, because while Tsarnaev told much of this to authorities already, it was before he was read his Miranda rights.

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am_123
May 17, 2013 2:44 PM CDT
pics or it didn't happen. But seriously, why is this coming out now? Seems like the media is just pulling this one out of it's ass...
DonF
May 16, 2013 2:27 PM CDT
I don't believe this anymore than I believe the people on the planes that took out the trade center were really using cell phones up above the cell towers years before planes had the ability to relay signals! Sounds like another government conspiracy to me!
JackNelsonSteward
May 16, 2013 11:01 AM CDT
Yeah ... a hand written confession scrawled into the hull of the vessel as he lay bleeding ... I'll be he left y'all a cheek swab and dental records in there, too, huh ... maybe a picture of himself lighting the bomb ... It could happen ... What is it "The Church Lady" is so fond of saying ... ??? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm3zV1pCTQ8"