The two individuals believed to be responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings have been positively identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, now deceased, and Dzhokar Tsarnaev, now in custody. These individuals are brothers and residents of Massachusetts.
Inthe family moved to MakhachkalaDagestanin the Russian Federation. Tamerlan lived in Cambridge on Norfolk Street until his death. In Marchthe family was granted legal permanent residence. As a child, he emigrated with his family to Russia and then, when he was eight years old, to the United States under political asylum.
The family settled in Cambridge and became U. He became a U. Tamerlan, his brother, was unable to naturalize expeditiously due to an investigation against him, which held up the citizenship process.
He started with a marine biology major with the intent on becoming a dentist but later changed to nursing. His friends said he sometimes smoked marijuana,  liked hip hopand did not talk to them about politics.
According to The Economisthe seemed "to have been much more concerned with sport and cheeseburgers than with religion, at least judging by his Twitter feed";  however, according to The Boston Globeon the day of the Boston Marathon, a year before the bombings, a post on Tsarnaev's Twitter feed mentioned a Quran verse often used by radical Muslim clerics and propagandists.
After the Boston Marathon bombings, the case was re-examined, and authorities said the Tsarnaev brothers may have been responsible for the murders, that forensic evidence connected them to the scene of the killings, and that their cell phone records placed them in the area at the time of the killings.
The FBI has alleged that just before he was killed, Todashev made statements implicating both himself and Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the Waltham murders—saying that the initial crime was a drug robberyand the murders were committed to prevent being identified by the victims.
Boston Marathon bombing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of participating, along with his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, in the Boston Bombing, the motivation for which was apparently religious in nature. He reportedly "told the FBI that [he and his brother] were angry about the U.
Tsarnaev appeared to place the bag down without causing any suspicion amongst spectators and then appeared to watch some marathon runners cross the finish line before hurrying away moments before the bomb exploded, causing mass panic among spectators and marathon runners.
Shortly after the second bomb exploded, CCTV captured both Tsarnaev brothers running among the crowd away from the scene. Tsarnaev continued to tweet after the bombings, and sent a tweet telling the people of Boston to "stay safe.
During that time, he used the college gym and slept in his dorm; his friends said that he partied with them after the attacks and looked "relaxed. There, the brothers carjacked an SUV and robbed the owner. The man, who would not give his name to the media but said he goes by the name "Danny," said he fled to another nearby gas station and contacted the police.
Police were then able to track the location of the car through the man's cellphone and the SUV's anti-theft tracking device. During the gunfight, in which bombs were thrown at responding officers, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was wounded while Tamerlan was shot a number of times before being apprehended.
Police say that Dzhokhar escaped by driving the stolen SUV toward the officers who were arresting his brother. Warrants were not issued, but residents reported they were told they must allow the searches to go forward. Many reported being instructed to leave their homes as well.
Images of squad cars and large black armored vehicles crowding the sidestreets, and videos of residents being led out of their homes at gunpoint soon flooded social media. The Boston metro area was effectively shut down all day on April Tsarnaev's presence and movement was later verified through a forward looking infrared thermal imaging device in a State Police helicopter.
Initial reports that the neck wound was from a self-inflicted gunshot due to a possible suicide attempt were later contradicted by the revelation that he was unarmed at the time of capture and a description of the neck wound by SWAT team members that it was a slicing injury, possibly caused by shrapnel from an explosion.
He appeared to struggle for consciousness.Apr 15, · Two bombs struck near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, turning a celebration into a bloody scene of destruction. Two years ago, on April 15, , thousands of spectators flanked the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street, eagerly awaiting loved ones and cheering for strangers who were on the.
[This is the first of five installments of an ABC News digital special report '5 Days', which tells the hour-by-hour, day-by-day story of the investigation into .
Dzhokhar Anzorovich Tsarnaev (Kyrgyz: Джохар Царнаев) (/ ˌ dʒ oʊ ˈ x ɑːr ˌ t s ɑːr ˈ n aɪ ɛ f /; born July 22, ) is a Kyrgyzstani-American of Chechen descent who was convicted of planting pressure cooker bombs at the Boston Marathon on April 15, , along with his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
The bombings killed three people and . During the annual Boston Marathon on April 15, , two homemade pressure cooker bombs detonated 12 seconds and yards ( m) apart at p.m., near the finish line of the race, killing three people and injuring several hundred others, including 16 who lost limbs..
Three days later, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released images of two suspects, who were later identified as. Indisputable Photo Evidence That the Boston Marathon Bombing Was Staged Are You a Believer Or Do you Think? [Editor's Note: Update April 22, The individual shown in the photos below, who you are suppose to believe has just lost his right leg and the lower part of his left leg in the Boston Marathon explosion which occurred about 4 PM on April 15, , is identified as Jeff Bauman.