– A friend of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev reportedly implicated himself and Tsarnaev in a 2011 triple murder just before he was killed by an FBI agent yesterday.
Authorities were pressuring Chechen immigrant Ibragim Todashev, 27, to make a full confession to the murders when he suddenly turned violent. An FBI agent responded by shooting and killing Todashev.
The incident happened at Todashev’s apartment in Orlando, Florida, not far from Universal Studios.
Initially, authorities claimed Todashev lunged at the agent with a knife, but later said it was not known whether he was armed.
Police said Todashev and Tsarnaev carried out the 2011 killings during a drug deal that turned violent.
The suspects did not want the three victims to identify them, so they slit their throats.
The FBI agent, two Massachusetts state troopers and other law enforcement officers had gone to Todashev’s home late Tuesday with evidence suggesting Todashev, 26-year-old Tsarnaev, and Tsarnaev’s younger brother, Dzhokhar, were involved in the 2011 killings.
No suspects had been arrested in that case, in which three men were found in an apartment in Waltham, Massachusetts, with their throats cut and marijuana covering their bodies, on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
Local television station WESH said Todashev and Tsarnaev killed Brendan Mess, 25, Raphael Teken, 37, and Eric Weissman, 31.
Massachusetts investigators had reported earlier this month they were uncovering “mounting evidence” Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were involved in the slayings. One of the victims, Brendan Mess, was a close friend of Tamerlan.
Authorities said they had no reason to believe Todashev had any involvement in the marathon bombings.
The Tsarnaevs’ mother, Zubeidat, confirmed to ‘The New York Times’ on Wednesday that her older son knew Todashev, who had moved from Boston to Florida about two years ago.
“Now another boy has left this life,” she told the newspaper. “Why are they killing these children without any trial or investigation?”
The FBI had been investigating Todashev for the past month, questioning him several times regarding his ties to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed by police in a shoutout following the deadly April 15th marathon bombings. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, has been charged in connection with the bombings and is being held at a prison medical centre outside Boston.
Khusen Taramov, 22, who said he was a friend of Todashev, said his friend was being investigated in relation to the Boston bombings. He said his friend knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev because both were mixed martial arts fighters.
He said he had spent almost all of the past week with Todashev because his friend was scared after weeks of near constant questioning by FBI agents – Daily Mail & MCT

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