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Evidence Grows Against Boston Bombers in Triple Homicide

Brendan Mess, Rafael Teken and Erik Weissman were murdered in 2011

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev.(NBC)

It’s been three weeks since it was first reported that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was also now suspected of being involved in a triple homicide. In the context of the marathon bombing, the details of the unsolved 2011 slaying have the florid hallmarks of a tabloid splash: the three victims–two of whom (Erik Weissman and Raphael Teken) were Jewish–were believed to be have been killed in extraordinarily gruesome fashion on September 11, 2011 in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Over the weekend, new details emerged in a report that links both of the marathon bombing suspects to the murder with the evidence only mounting.

In the wake of the Marathon bombings, Middlesex County began to probe a link between the elder Tsarnaev and Brendan Mess, one of the three men killed in the gruesome slaying on Sept. 11, 2011. Officials said Mess and two men were found in a Waltham residence with their throats slit and their bodies covered with marijuana. Tamerlan and Mess were once roommates and did boxing and martial arts training together.

Now law enforcement officials tell ABC News that some crime scene forensic evidence provided a match to the two Tsarnaev brothers. The officials also said records of cell phones used by the Tsarnaevs appears to put them in the area of the murders on that date. Several officials confirmed the new findings but declined to be identified because they are not authorized to comment on the ongoing investigation.

I imagine we’ll be hearing more about this soon.

Earlier: Boston Bomber Suspected in Triple Homicide
‘Mounting Evidence’ Boston Bombers Involved in 2011 Triple Murder [ABC]

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GrantMC1 says:

What a crock. What the FBI did wrong by interrogating the injured suspect without reading him is rights and so now because of their abuse of civil rights they’re now framing them for other incidents. I committed those murders so how could it be them guys. I am sure that the FBI would find my DNA or hair there if they really wanted to find it. I would believe ANYTHING that the FBI say NOTHING at all corrupt as hell.

GrantMC1 says:

Wouldn’t Believe

Beatrix17 says:

The FBI’s questioning was legal. But the murder of the drug dealers and the bombings utilized totally different methods. One was up close and personal, the other was a distant, anonymous form of killing. It’s hard to think that the same people committed both types of murders.

Most likely the bombers were destructive people and the drug dealers were destructive people and that’s why they were attracted to each other. Whoever killed those drug dealers is dangerous, and the police should be looking for a solution, not an easy way out.

    A Martin says:

    DNA evidence is neutral. Killers do all kinds of terrible things.

      Beatrix17 says:

      They found forensics, but not DNA. At least they haven’t mentioned that. Forensics are not infallible. I’m not trying to defend the bombers, but it’s important that they find the right people. The puzzling factor is that the killers left the money and drugs leading people to believe they had a “higher” motive. It’s possible that the items were just too bloody to be usable.


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Evidence Grows Against Boston Bombers in Triple Homicide

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