Tamerlan had a prior assault and battery charge, years before he planned the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15. See his 2009 mugshot!
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the men responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing, was arrested in 2009 for hitting his then-girlfriend, Nadine Ascencao, after an argument about another woman. This photo proves that Tamerlan’s violent streak started years before the horrific explosions on April 15.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Mugshot & Violent Past
In July 2009, Tamerlan was arrested for slapping an ex-girlfriend, according to court records. His ex was “crying hysterically” and called 911 to report that she was “beat up by her boyfriend,” Cambridge Police Officer Angela Pereira wrote in the arrest report. Tamerlan told police that his ex “was yelling at him because of another girl (presumably future wife Katherine Russell).” Tsarnaev stated at the time, “Yes, I slapped her.” He said that he struck the left side of her face.
Tamerlan’s charges, assault and battery, were dismissed before trial, according to Mail Online.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Scared Ex Nadine Ascencao Reveals Her Fear
Nadine has since said that Tamerlan was obsessed with Islam, she was afraid to leave him and he tried to “brainwash” her.
“I went to his mosque a couple of times and even looked into converting to make him happy. I thought, ‘This is crazy’ — but I still did it for him,” Nadine told The Sun. “Tamerlan had taken my virginity and said he loved me because I was pure and hadn’t been with any other guys. I was in love and scared he’d leave me if I didn’t do what he said. Looking back I had a lucky escape.”
Eleven months after the charges, Tamerlan married Katherine after convincing her to convert from Christianity to Islam.
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