Aunt of suspected bombers says they’re ‘angels’; airs
By Liz Goodwin, Yahoo! News | The Lookout – 2 hrs 12 mins ago
An aunt of Boston bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said she doesn't believe her nephews could be behind
“I know them as angels,” Maret Tsarnaev told the National Post in Toronto. “I’m suspicious that this was staged.”
In a press conference later aired by CNN, she reiterated her suspicions and said she has doubts about the photos released by
the FBI that show her nephews at the scene of the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday. She also said she has doubts
about the story behind the 9-11 attacks. The suspects' father told CNN Friday that he believed they were "framed."
The message was starkly different from that delivered by one of the brothers' uncles, who said in a press conference on Friday
afternoon that the two men had brought shame upon their family. Ruslan Tsarni said his nephews were "losers" who were
angry that they didn't fit in.
Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with authorities early Friday morning, while Dzhokhar fled the scene on foot. A massive
manhunt for the second suspect has shut down Boston and surrounding areas