Boston Bomb Suspect Eyed in Connection to 2011 Triple Murder - ABC Newsn the wake of the revelations about the violent nature of accused marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, investigators in the Boston suburbs tell ABC News they are probing whether he may have been involved in an unsolved grisly triple homicide of a former roommate and two others. The murders took place around the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
"We are looking at a possible connection with the suspect in the marathon atrocity and this active and open homicide in Waltham,'' Stephanie Guyotte, a spokeswoman for the Middlesex County District Attorney, confirmed to ABC News.
Tsarnaev, the alleged bombing mastermind who died in a fierce gun battle with police early Friday morning, had been training with one of the 2011 murder victims in an attempt to transition from boxing into a possible career in the brutal sport of mixed-martial arts.
The victims were found in a Waltham, Massachusetts apartment. They had their throat slashed, their heads nearly decapitated. Their mutilated bodies were left covered with marijuana.
according to abc:
thousands of dollars in cash and dope were left behind
tamerlan got in trouble in july, 09---his girlfriend, frantic 911 call, he's beating me up
25 year old brendan mess, described in more conservative sources all day as tamerlan's "only american friend," lived blocks from the brothers, sometimes "crashed" there, say "authorities"
tamerlan was a golden gloves heavy weight and mr mess knew jiu jitsu, they trained each other
"the worst bloodbath i've seen a in a long law enforcement career"
no forced entry, "it was clear that the victims let the killer in"
friends and family always felt it was strange tamerlan didn't go to brendan's funeral
there was "animosty over lifestyle"
investigators are looking into the possibility that the one or more of the victims sold tamerlan's brother some drugs
by now, politico is running it
Report: Boston Marathon suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev investigated in 2011 slayings - Kevin Robillard - POLITICO.com
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