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"Why did they kill him?" cries mother of Boston bombing suspects

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 00:36

April 25 - At an emotional news conference in Russia, the mother of the Boston bombing suspects asks why did U.S. police have to kill her older son. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The mother of the Boston bombing suspects asked on Thursday why authorities had to kill her older son. "Why did they kill him?," she asked at a news conference in Russia. She is convinced of her sons innocence and regrets ever moving to the United States. US police say the ethnic Chechen brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev planted and detonated two pressure-cooker bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, killing three people and injuring 264. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was killed in a shootout with police four days later, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was wounded and captured. He is hospitalized in fair condition and charged with two crimes that carry the possibility of the death penalty. Tsarnaev's father Anzor said he and his wife have been questioned by FBI and CIA representatives who traveled to Dagestan for investigation. Anzor Tsarnaev had held high-status government jobs in the central Asian former Soviet state of Kyrgyzstan, but eventually found work as a mechanic in Massachusetts. Their mother, Zubeidat Tsarnayeva, increasingly turned to religion. The parents eventually split up and moved back to Dagestan in southern Russia, although their mother was in the United States as recently as last June, when she was arrested by police in Natick, Massachusetts and charged with stealing women's clothing valued at $1,624 from a Lord & Taylor store. She was also charged with two counts of malicious damage to property after allegedly trying to remove the anti-theft sensors on the clothing, said Lieutenant Brian Grassey of the Natick police. He had no information on the outcome of the case.

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"Why did they kill him?" cries mother of Boston bombing suspects

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 00:36