This story doesn’t say so, but the victims were all Jews: the jihadist Tamerlan Tsarnaev was seizing an opportunity, on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 jihad attack, to kill some of those whom the Qur’an designates as the worst enemies of the Muslims (5:82).
“Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev allegedly knew of brother’s role in 2011 murders,” by Holly Bailey, Yahoo News, October 11, 2014 (thanks to Kenneth):
Federal prosecutors have identified a witness prepared to testify that Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev knew his older brother and alleged accomplice, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, participated in 2011 triple murder outside Boston.
The disclosure was made by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense team in a federal court filing late Friday, as part of a larger push by his attorneys to gain access to “discovery” evidence compiled by the federal government in its case against Tsarnaev for the April 2013 bombings which killed three and injured several hundred near the marathon’s finish line.
The Sept. 11, 2011, murders–which occurred in Waltham, Mass., a suburb of Boston–remain officially unsolved. But the murders, which were initially written off by local police as a drug deal gone bad, have become a plot point in the Boston bombings case amid evidence that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was involved. This is the first time there’s been a suggestion that his younger brother might have been aware of his alleged participation in the murders—which some have said, if solved, might have prevented the marathon attacks.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed during a confrontation with police three days after the bombings when his brother ran over him with a car, was close friends with one of the Waltham victims: Brendan Mess, 25, a martial arts instructor who police say also dealt drugs on the side. But Tsarnaev was never questioned in the case, even though friends reportedly told police they were suspicious when he didn’t show up for Mess’s memorial service.
In May 2013, Ibragim Todashev, a boxer who was also friends with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was shot and killed by an FBI agent who was interviewing him about the case. According to a filing by federal prosecutors last fall, Todashev had implicated himself and Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the murders before he was killed….