Feds: Tsarnaev Loses Cool, Makes Damaging Remark
FBI agent overhears it while Dzhokhar was visiting with sister
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2014 5:06 PM CST
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.   (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)

(Newser) – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reportedly lost his temper during a jail visit and made a self-incriminating remark, reports the Boston Globe. Federal prosecutors aren't saying what the remark was, describing it only as a "statement to his detriment" that was overhead by an FBI agent. It came while Tsarnaev was in the midst of a visit with one of his sisters and an investigator from the federal public defender's office. As the investigator was explaining some of the restrictions that Tsarnaev is under, the Boston bombing suspect proved "unable to temper his remarks" and let fly with ... something. The FBI agent was in the room at the time.

It came to light because the defense team wants a judge to lift those prison restrictions, and prosecutors mentioned the overheard conversation in their opposition to that request, reports AP. The remark should be admissible, they wrote. "The defense provides no support for the contention that the agent was required to close himself off from the conversation." Tsarnaev, 20, faces the death penalty when he eventually gets to trial.

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Mar 7, 2014 10:41 AM CST
I dare anyone to give a complete story of the events that happened without finding any other report from he FBI themselves which completely contradicts it. Why do you think that police officer that released the pictures where you saw him WITHOUT any wounds on his throat got into so much trouble.. because he exposed the pictures the clearly show a ONE way shoot out with an unarmed teenager... so go ahead give us your version of the story SHOOT
Mar 3, 2014 8:30 PM CST
Wait, do people actually still believe the FBI? HAH. I thought we had all learned by now. The FBI seems to have much to hide here...not releasing evidence, not wanting him to speak to the public, muzzling his defense team, muzzling his family, initially hiding their contact with the older brother, killing Todashev in Florida while in his home, giving contradicting stories about Todashev's murder, holding back Todashev autopsy..shall I keep going? But ooohkay, sure, lets trust what these guys say....
Mar 3, 2014 5:51 PM CST
Send him to Putin!