• Reports: Suspected marathon bomber penned confession inside boat


    (FOX 25/MyFoxBoston.com) – Suspected Boston Marathon bomber number two may have penned a confession inside the now infamous Watertown boat where he was taken into custody by police four days after he and his brother allegedly set off explosions near the marathon finish line, killing three and injuring over 260 people.

    Reports are surfacing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev scrawled a note inside a boat in Watertown where he was holed up in the hours before authorities caught up with him.

    Dzhokhar was arrested following the biggest manhunt the Boston area has ever seen. He was found bleeding inside a boat parked near a home in Watertown.

    According to reports, the writing in the boat, which if attributed to Dzhokhar, says he does not mourn his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev because he is in Paradise. The note mentions the U.S. war in Iraq and Afghanistan as reasons for the marathon bombings and that the victims were collateral damage.

    Tsarnaev may have given federal investigators similar statements in the hospital before he was read his Miranda warning and before he stopped talking.

    Boston attorney Brad Bailey told FOX 25 such a note, if it is determined to be written by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, could be a key piece of evidence against him.

    "It's pretty powerful evidence for the government. They certainly would want to link this to him, that it's his handwriting and try to use it against him, to try and show he really is the terrorist that they are portraying him as being. And these terrorism charges apply in this case," Bailey said.

    Dzhokhar is facing federal terror charges that could bring the death penalty. He is currently being held at a medical facility in Devens, Mass. His court hearing is scheduled for late May.

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