42 Facts About Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


Dzhokhar Anzorovich Tsarnaev is a Kyrgyz-American terrorist.

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At the time of the bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a student at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was injured but escaped, and a manhunt ensued, with thousands of police searching a 20-block area of Watertown, Massachusetts.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev later said during questioning that the brothers next intended to detonate explosives in Times Square in New York City.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reportedly told authorities that he and his brother were inspired, at least in part, by watching lectures by Anwar al-Awlaki.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev family was forcibly moved from Chechnya by the Soviet Union to the Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan in the years following World War II.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's father, Anzor Tsarnaev, is a Chechen, and his mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, is an Avar.

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The couple had two sons, Tamerlan, born in the Kalmyk Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in 1986, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, born in Kyrgyzstan in 1993.

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Anzor Dzhokhar Tsarnaev applied for asylum, citing fears of deadly persecution due to his ties to Chechnya.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev attended Cambridgeport Elementary School and Cambridge Community Charter School's middle school program.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sometimes worked as a lifeguard at Harvard University.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in September 2011.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev started with a marine biology major with the intent on becoming a director but later changed to nursing.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was described as "normal" and popular among fellow students.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friends said he sometimes smoked marijuana, liked hip hop, and did not talk to them about politics.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev posted links to Islamic websites, links to videos of fighters in the Syrian civil war, and links to pages advocating independence for Chechnya.

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In 2012, Arlington Police ran a warrant check on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and checked his green Honda when they were investigating a report of underage drinking at a party in Arlington Heights.

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At the time of the bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a sophomore living in the UMass Dartmouth's Pine Dale Hall dorm.

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The FBI alleged that just before he was killed, Todashev made statements implicating both himself and Tamerlan Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Waltham murders—saying that the initial crime was a drug-related robbery and that the murders were committed to prevent being identified by the victims.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted of participating, along with his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, in the 2013 Boston Bombing.

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Day, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured on CCTV near the finish line pushing his way through spectators towards the front carrying a duffel bag that was later determined to contain one of two pressure cooker bombs that would detonate.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared to place the bag down without causing any suspicion amongst spectators and then appeared to watch some marathon runners cross the finish line before hurrying away moments before the bomb exploded.

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Shortly after the second bomb exploded, CCTV captured both Dzhokhar Tsarnaev brothers running away from the scene along with the crowd.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev continued to tweet after the bombings, and sent a tweet telling the people of Boston to "stay safe".

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Police say that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev escaped by driving the stolen SUV toward the officers who were arresting his brother.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lifted the tarpaulin, saw a bloodied man, retreated into his house and called 911.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who had been shot and was bleeding badly from wounds to his left ear, neck and thigh, was taken into federal custody after the standoff.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he was treated for severe injuries in the intensive-care unit.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in serious but stable condition, and unable to speak because of the wound to his throat.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev responded to authorities in writing and by nodding his head, although he did manage to say the word "no" when asked if he could afford a lawyer.

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Court documents released in August 2013, show that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had a skull fracture and gunshot wounds prior to being taken into custody.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was held in solitary confinement in a segregated housing unit with 23-hour-per-day lockdown.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was to be questioned by a federal High-Value Interrogation Group, a special counterterrorism group composed of members of the FBI, CIA and Department of Defense that was created to question high-value detainees.

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Later, after being read his Miranda rights, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stopped talking and declined to continue to cooperate with the investigation.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was read his Miranda rights at his bedside by a federal magistrate judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, nodded his head to answer the judge's questions, and answered "no" when asked whether he could afford a lawyer.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was prosecuted by assistant U S attorneys William Weinreb and Aloke Chakravarty, of the Anti-Terrorism and National Security Unit of the U S Attorney's Office in Boston.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev admitted during questioning that he and his brother were planning to detonate explosives in New York City's Times Square next.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says he was inspired by online videos from Anwar al-Awlaki, who inspired Faisal Shahzad, the perpetrator of the 2010 Times Square car bombing attempt.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to all 30 counts against him, which included using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death.

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However, because Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was tried on federal charges, he was eligible for execution.

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Victims and their families were able to present impact statements to the court, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who had been silent throughout his month-long trial, apologized to the injured and the bereaved in the bombings.

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remained in prison from multiple life sentences carried by the other uncontested convictions.

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