The remaining suspect of the Boston Marathon bombings has finally explained to officials why he and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, planned a horrific terrorist attack on America.
Almost exactly a month to the day since Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev set off multiple bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and wounding more than 250, a motive for the terrible crimes has been revealed.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Reveals Motive For Bombings
Dzhokhar made remarks indicating that the attack in Boston was retribution for what he called U.S. attacks against Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq, a law enforcement official told CNN.
The suspect allegedly explained the motive way back on April 19, by putting together a makeshift note while he was surrounded by police hiding in that covered boat in a Watertown, Mass. backyard.
Dzhokhar scribbled that the victims of the Boston bombing were collateral damage, as many Muslims have been during the wars in the Middle East. The brothers believed that an attack against one Muslim was an attack against all Muslims, CNN reports, and felt they were forced to respond.
When Dzhokhar was interrogated after waking up in his hospital bed, he reportedly gave law enforcement officials the same explanation. He also reportedly wrote that he did not miss his brother, and would be joining him soon.
Dzhokhar & Tamerlan Tsarnaev: Retribution For Muslims?
Since being captured on April 19, Dzhokhar has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property causing death. If convicted, he could face the death penalty. As of now, he is being held at Federal Medical Center Devens, a minimum security prison 40 miles west of Boston.
His brother Tamerlan, who was killed during a scary police shootout in the early morning of April 19, was recently buried in a Muslim cemetery in Doswell, Va.
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— Andrew Gruttadaro