Tsarnaev had Extremist Material on Computer: FBI


Published Date : Mar 20, 2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bomber, had an assortment of extremist materials on his computer, consisting of a publication of the al-Qaida magazine. An FBI agent testified on Thursday. The 21 yrs old, faces the probability of the death penalty in 2013 assault, in which three people were killed and more than 260 were injured.

Various devices, including the computer of Dzhokhar and a thumb drive got in his dormatory room at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, consisted of publications of Inspire magazine and other radical substances, consisting of a series of audio lectures by Mr. Anwar al-Awlaki, a Muslim cleric, born in America, who was alleged of being a terrorist and murdered in 2011in the U.S. drone strike in Yemen.

Ms. Judy Clarke, one of the lawyers of Tsarnaev, stated during her opening statement that much of the material on computer of Tsarnaev was on subjects that were more common to college students such as cars, girls, and homework. The defense contends that for many of the radical material stated by the prosecutors, it is not possible to tell if Tsarnaev is that one who downloaded it or whether it was mailed to him by others, incorporating his brother.

As a matter of fact, the thumb drives set in Thursday held material, which emerged to have been put on them by other family members of Tsarnaev, consisting of a pay remnant of his sister-in-law and a leasing agreement in her name.