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Court Documents Say Boston Marathon Bomber Was Responsible for 2011 Triple Jewish Homicide

October 23, 2013 10:09 am 8 comments
The aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, April 15, 2013. Photo: WikiCommons.

The aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, April 15, 2013. Photo: WikiCommons.

Court documents showed that dead Boston Marathon bombing mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev participated in the murder of three Jews on September 11, 2011, in the Boston suburb of Waltham, FOX News Boston reported on Wednesday.

The Boston Globe said authorities allege that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 20, and then 26-year-old Tamerlan, ethnic Chechens from Russia, planned and carried out the twin bombings near the finish-line of the marathon on April 15. Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured in the attack. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces 30 federal charges, including using a weapon of mass destruction and 16 other charges that carry the possibility of the death penalty. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died in a gun battle with police as authorities hunted down the brothers in the aftermath of the bombings.

The newly-filed court records attributed the information to the suspect’s also now-dead friend, Ibragim Todashev. FOX News said the disclosure, made by federal prosecutors in the terror case against Tsarnaev’s younger brother, Dzhokhar, is the first official statement linking the deceased elder Tsarnaev to the Waltham murders for which he was also suspected.

“(A)ccording to (Tsarnaev’s friend Ibragim) Todashev, Tamerlan Tsarnaev participated in the Waltham triple homicide,” prosecutors wrote in a motion filed on Monday, FOX News said.

In Waltham, three young, Jewish men, Brendan Mess, a boxer described as Tsarnaev’s friend, Raphael Teken and Erik Weissman, were murdered, their throats slit, and their bodies covered with marijuana and $5,000 in cash, apparently to mislead police about their demise. No information about the motive was revealed. Neither was the fact that all three of the victims were Jews.

Regarding Todashev, FOX News said he had either implicated himself, Tamerlan or both of them in the murders before something happened that set him against the FBI and Massachusetts State Police who were interviewing him. They responded by shooting and killing Todashev.

Todashev’s father has hired an attorney, Barry Cohen of Tampa, Florida , who told FOX News he doesn’t know what Todashev told authorities and he doesn’t know who committed the Waltham murders.


  • In response to Jeffrey Justin’s question as to the hiring of a Jewish lawyer by Inbragin Todashev;s father: what a foolish question! Jewish lawyers are Jewish lawyers who can argue both sides of ANY case! It’s in the blood of every Jew, whether or not their work is in the Law or they run a chicken business. Believe it: it was for GOOD LEGAL COUNSEL!!!

    • Jeffrey Justin

      Ok ,I am not arguing about anyone deserving good Legal counsel. The Constitution clearly spells out the right to a fair trial and council of choice . I was just posing a question and trying to expand on the story as reported . Did they kill the 3 men because they were Jews or Drug dealers and looking to steal thier money ?

  • Michael Lee Robins

    To Jeffery Justin,
    Its amazing how us Jews that only make up less than 2 percent of the population have so many attributes associated with us whether we indeed possess them or not,let me remind you that the worlds richest folks are not Jewish,the concentration of the worlds wealth does not lie in Jewish hands,and a fraction of us make up a fraction of the worlds drug dealers. We have as a very small minority in the world contributed to expanding the frontiers of Science,Math Fine Arts,visual,and performing Arts,History Language,Health,Agriculture,Medicine,Emergency response and natural disaster triage, and Defence R.and D.We have engaged in disaster relief efforts across the globe presently Israel at great costs it is paying out of its continuely inflationary spiraling economy Millions of Shekals in aid to displaced Syrians in Jordan Israeli intensive care units are full of Syrian casualties from the Syrian on Syrian war where Muslims are killing Muslims by the 100’s of thousands.IN the Jewish faith you help to heal your enemy but when they attack you pick up the sword and slay them.those are some attributes you can take to the bank you anti semite.

    • Jeffrey Justin

      I am an Anti Semite? For Posing a question and trying to expand on a story that wasnt completely reported . i am laughing ,you obviously dont know the meaning of the word. I am a Zionist and Modern Orthdox Jew . So if I use your logic ,All the Rabbonim who wrote the Talmud must be also be Anti Semitic for Questioning our traditions and laws and how they apply to the culture, centuries after the Diaspora. Your logic is Illogical

  • So a Jew is defending a murderer of Jews. We have no pride.

    • Elliot J. Stamler

      No – it is some lawyers who will take on any client. The canons of ethics of the bar explicitly state that an attorney is not required ethically to represent someone that his conscience prohibits representing unless this person has no one else from whom he can procure legal representation. The notion that lawyers including criminal defense attorneys must represent anyone and everyone is utterly wrong. And since we know Jews are as subject to moral deficiencies as anyone else it should not be surprising to find some Jewish lawyers will in fact represent people whom one would think no Jew should ever represent if there is any other available lawyer. Here in NY there is a radical leftist Jewish lawyer who frequently represents accused Islamic terrorists–this man would represent Hitler if the occasion presented.

    • My mother’s uncle was a noted criminal lawyer and assistant chief prosecutor for the Judicial District of York (Toronto, Canada) for over ten years. What all criminal lawyers do is accept very unsavoury clients accused of all sorts of heinous crimes, to provide the accused with a fair defence, and the fact is, there are a lot of very good lawyers who happen also to be Jewish.

      So yes, there is pride involved here, in the great contribution Jews have made to the criminal justice systems of Britain, the US and Canada.

  • Jeffrey Justin

    it had been reported that they stole the money from a Drug dealer who Tzarnaev Knew at least one of them, previously . So to imply thier motivation was to kill 3 Jews. is only part of this story. As we all know Jews even Haredi Jews have been involved in the Drug buisness.I would never justify the murder of ANY Jews (although I do know many Jews who would pay Money to be Locked up in a room with Bernie Madoff for a half an hour and not for a bridge game)it’s Nice to know that Todashevs Father Hired a Jewish lawyer , Is it good PR or a good legal counsel?

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