Nearly a year has passed since the tragic terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon occurred and now one the surviving terrorist’s lawyers is claiming one of the brothers may have been asked to an FBI informant. According to RT, dead suspected Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was actually approached by the FBI and asked if he would become an informant for the agency based upon his extremist views. These findings were based upon Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense team who filed them in court records.
This startling revelation is part of what appears to be a defense team argument that will be presented at Tsarnaev’s trial. The supposed basis for the use of an FBI offer to the dead brother is to make the assertion that the FBI was well aware of aware of Tamerlan’s radical Islamist views and should have been more aware of the tragic events that were being planned.
The other key issue the defense may intend to raise is that younger brother Dzhokhar was merely a pawn in the older brother’s plan to plan a terrorist act. What the forward actions were and the state of mind of the younger brother in being possibly influenced to commit terrorism has been raised by his defense team. They claim, “The underlying data concerning the brothers’ activities, state of mind, and respective trajectories is critical,” said the Boston Globe, reported RT.
The FBI has countered with statements released last year claiming that there was absolutely no connection with either of the Tsarnaev brothers. Instead the federal prosecution claims that the younger brother now heading to trial for the bombing which killed three people and injured over 260 others last April 15th was an aspiring militant Muslim who was planning to carry out a holy war against the US.
Now Tsarnaev is facing a 30-count indictment for his alleged role in the tragic Boston Marathon Day bombing. The nation and the city of Boston await the outcome of whether the deaths and destruction caused that day allegedly by him and his brother will resort in a death sentence if he is convicted.
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