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Boston Blasts

Boston suspect texted ‘LoL’ when warned by friend, says FBI
Hindustan Times
Boston, May 03, 2013
First Published: 02:14 IST(3/5/2013)
Last Updated: 02:16 IST(3/5/2013)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the lone surviving Chechen-origin Boston bombings suspect, texted ‘LoL’ in a chilling response to a message from his friend who warned him that police was on the look out for him.

When the alleged Boston Marathon bomber was told by one of his friends that he resembled one of the suspects in the widely released surveillance video, he sent a chilling response, “Lol, you better not text me,” an affidavit unsealed Wednesday said.

The brief interaction between bombing suspect Dzhokhar, 19, and his friend Dias Kadyrbayev occurred three days after the April 15 bombing, the affidavit was quoted by Fox News as saying.

Kadyrbayev was among the three teenage college friends of Dzhokhar who tried to save him although they knew that he was involved in the terrorist attack, with two of them destroying his key belongings and the third lying to the police.

But little did they knew that their effort would land them in jail for helping someone who is suspected of two bomb blasts in Boston that killed three people and injured more than 250 others on April 15, in one of the worst terrorist attack in the US post 9/11.

The FBI had arrested and charged Kadyrbayev, and Azamat Tazhayakov, both of New Bedford in Massachusetts, of trying to destroy the key evidences, a laptop computer and a backpack containing fireworks.

A third, Robel Phillipos, is charged with making false statements to officials.


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