|Father of the Boston bomber|
Anzor Tsarnaev said one of his sons, 26-year-old Tamerlan, had been killed in a shootout and the other, Dzhokhar, was being intensely pursued. More details after the cut
"My son is a true angel," the elder Tsarnaev said. He said his son was "an intelligent boy" who was studying medicine.
"We expected him to come on holidays here they were set up"
he exclaimed, "I saw it on television; they killed my older son Tamerlan." Tsarnaev, badly agitated, and ended by angrily, saying, "Leave me alone, my son's been killed."
A Toronto woman claiming to be an aunt of the surviving Boston Marathon suspect who said she can’t believe her nephews are responsible for the Boston attacks.
She was a lawyer back home in Chechnya and says there’s no real evidence.
In a related development an uncle who lives in Maryland is not supportive, urging his nephew to turn himself in.
At a news conference Friday, the uncle, Ruslan Tsarni of Montgomery Village, Md., said that Dzhozkar Tsarnaev, 19, should also ask for forgiveness from the victims.
Tsrani said the brothers moved from Chechnya to the Boston area in 2003, and that he hasn’t been in touch with them since they were children.When he was asked about what provoked his nephews, he said, “being losers, hatred to those who were able to settle themselves — these are the only reasons I can imagine,” Tsrani said.
He also rejected any suggestion that the fact they’re Muslim has anything to do with the bombings.
“Somebody radicalized them, but it’s not their father … who spent his life bringing bread to the table,” Tsrani said.
He also said his nephews have brought shame to all Chechens.