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Bombing Suspects' Father Says They Were Framed

MAKHACHKALA, Russia - The father of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing described his fugitive son as a smart and accomplished "angel" in an anguished interview in which he claimed they were set up.

Anzor Tsarnaev spoke with The Associated Press by telephone in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan after police said one of his sons, 26-year-old Tamerlan, had been killed in a shootout and the other, Dzhokhar, was being intensely pursued.

"My son is a true angel," said the elder Tsarnaev . He said his son was "an intelligent boy" who was studying medicine.

Source: AP. Read full article. (link)

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  • Copernicus||

    As was O.J.

  • Kurbster||

    Knowing how corrupt our government and law enforcement is....I don't blame him for thinking that

  • Lyle||

    The father and uncle aren't going to be on good terms soon.

    Kurbster, you're comment is hopefully hyperbole.

  • Kurbster||

    It's not. Why do people constantly assume that the government is immoral and corrupt, yet the FBI and major police departments are somehow a beacon of truth?