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.

8 Comments

  • 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?

Leave a Reply

Please note: comments may be published in the Algemeiner print edition.


Current day month ye@r *

More...

  • Arts and Culture Middle East Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    JNS.org – Five months after Israeli forces tried to assassinate Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif in Gaza, Deif appears to have signed a letter that the terrorist group claims he wrote in hiding. The letter, addressed to Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, expressed Deif’s condolences for the death of Hezbollah terrorists during Sunday’s reported Israeli airstrike in Syria. Deif is said to have survived multiple assassination attempts, but he has not been seen in public for years. According to the Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar [...]

    Read more →
  • Jewish Identity Theater Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    JNS.org – The cracks that had been simply painted over for so long began to show in Ferguson, Mo., in November 2014, but in truth they had begun to open wide much earlier—on Saturday, July 13, 2013. That is when a jury in Sanford, Fla., acquitted George Zimmerman of culpability for the death of a 17-year-old black man, Trayvon Martin. The cracks receded from view over time, as other news obscured them. Then came the evening of Aug. 9, 2014, [...]

    Read more →
  • Theater US & Canada ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    A controversial scene in the season finale of Homeland sparked outrage by comparing former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to a fictional Taliban leader, the UK’s Daily Mail reported. In the season 4 finale episode, which aired on Dec. 21, CIA black ops director Dar Adal, played by F. Murray Abraham, justifies a deal he made with a Taliban leader by referencing Begin. He makes the remarks in a conversation with former CIA director Saul Berenson, a Jewish character played by Mandy [...]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Shining Light on Fiction During the North Korea-Sony saga, we learned two important lessons. The first is that there are two sides to this story, and neither of them are correct because ultimately we should have neither inappropriate movies nor dictators. The second is that we cannot remain entirely fixed on the religious world, but we also must see beyond the external, secular view of reality. It’s important to ground our Torah-based thoughts into real-life activism. To view our act [...]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Blogs Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    JNS.org – Hollywood has had its share of big-budget biblical flops, but until now, the Exodus narrative has not been among them. Studios have brought Moses to the big screen sparingly, but in ways that defined the image and character of Moses for each generation of audiences. The first biblical epic In 1923, director Cecil B. DeMille left it to the American public to decide the subject of his next movie for Paramount. DeMille received a letter from a mechanic [...]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Blogs Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – The story of the Exodus from Egypt is a tale as old as time itself, to borrow a turn of phrase. It’s retold every Passover, both at the seder table and whenever “The Ten Commandments” is aired on television. But the latest adaptation—Ridley Scott’s epic film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings”—fails to meet expectations. Scott’s “Exodus” alters the source material to service the story and ground the tale, but the attempt to reinvent the biblical narrative becomes laughable. Moses [...]

    Read more →
  • Jewish Identity Lifestyle ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    JNS.org - In December 2007, leaders of the Hazon nonprofit drafted seven-year goals for what they coined as the “Jewish Food Movement,” which has since been characterized by the increased prioritization of healthy eating, sustainable agriculture, and food-related activism in the Jewish community. What do the next seven years hold in store? “One thing I would like to see happen in the next seven years is [regarding] the issue of sugar, soda, and obesity, [seeing] what would it be like to rally the [...]

    Read more →
  • Blogs Education Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    JNS.org – Forget the dioramas. How about working on an Israeli Air Force drone? That’s exactly the kind of beyond-their-years access enjoyed by students at the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) industrial vocational high school run by Israel Sci-Tech Schools, the largest education network in the Jewish state. More than 300 students (250 on the high school level and 68 at a two-year vocational academy) get hands-on training in the disciplines of aviation mechanics, electricity and energy control, and unmanned air [...]

    Read more →



Sign up now to receive our regular news briefs.