Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Gruesome Triple Murder Before The Boston Bombings

Boston Magazine has a great long read (warning: graphic autopsy photos included) on the unanswered questions related to the gruesome triple murder in Waltham, MA in September 2011 that has since been attributed to Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Ibragim Todashev.

Waltham, September 11, 2011: Three men, throats slit, cash and drugs left on the bodies. Two years later, two dead suspects: Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and a friend who the FBI says was about to confess. One haunting question: Could solving this case have prevented the Boston Marathon bombings?

This story has been of greater than average interest to me for two reasons.  First, my wife is from Boston and has historically attended the Boston marathon, in the general vicinity where the Tsarnaev miscreants set off their bombs.  So that hit home.  And second, in a bizarre coincidence, one of the victims of the brutal triple murder was a grade-school classmate of her and her circle of friends.  It's a small world.

In any event, the linked story is troubling on many levels, and I hope we learn more about what happened as time goes by.

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