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Boston suspects' father: "Somebody clearly framed them"

Friday, Apr 19, 2013 - 01:22

April 19 - Speaking from his home in Makhachkala in Russia's south, the father of the Tsarnaev brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon attack says his children were framed. Deborah Gembara reports.

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In Russia, the father of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings had this to say about the incident that made his sons the most wanted men in America. Anzor Tsarnaev. SOUNDBITE: Anzor Tsarnaev Father of the two Boston suspects saying (Russian): "Somebody clearly framed them. I don't know who exactly framed them, but they did. They framed them. And they were so cowardly that they shot the boy dead. There are policemen like that." Twenty-six year-old Tamerlan was killed by police during an early morning shootout. Anzor Tsarvaev hopes his younger son ... 19 year-old Dzhokhar won't have the same fate. SOUNDBITE: Anzor Tsarnaev Father Of the two Boston suspects saying (Russian): "I'm scared for my son, for his life. They should arrest him, bring him to the police alive. Alive. And the judicial system should investigate everything, who's right and who's guilty." He says the past days have been extremely stressful. SOUNDBITE: Anzor Tsarnaev Father Of the two Boston suspects saying (Russian): "I can't reach anyone (on the phone). I want to know about my children. I'm scared for my boy - that they will shoot him dead too somewhere. And then they'll just say: he had weapons. Where can kids get weapons for God's sake? They are picking them at a rubbish dump, those weapons, or what?" Earlier on Friday, Massachusetts officials announced a state of alert --- urging all residents to remain indoors as police carried out a massive manhunt.

Boston suspects' father: "Somebody clearly framed them"

Friday, Apr 19, 2013 - 01:22

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