Court Documents Link Tamerlan Tsarnaev to the Waltham Triple Murder

Before the FBI shot him, Ibragim Todashev told investigators that Tsarnaev participated in the murders.

Ibragim Todashev, shot and killed by the FBI in May, implicated Tamerlan Tsarnaev in a 2011 Waltham triple murder, according to newly-filed court documents.

On September 12, 2011, Brendan Mess, Raphael Teken, and Erik Weissman were found dead in their Waltham apartment. Ever since Tamerlan Tsarnaev was implicated in the bombing at the Boston Marathon finish line, investigators have probed the older Tsarnaev’s role in that earlier crime. Now, Fox 25 reports that prosecutors filed a motion alleging that “according to Todsahev, Tamerlan Tsarnaev participated in the Waltham triple homicide.”

While questioning Todashev in Florida in connection with the murders, an FBI agent shot and killed him. Todashev’s girlfriend has since been deported. This motion confirms that first he gave them info connecting Tsarnaev to the crime.

The motion is part of an effort to block Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense team from obtaining every document the government has concerning the Waltham murders. The defense appears to want the material to contest a potential death penalty recommendation for their client, though the investigation’s connection to the crimes with which Dzhokhar is charged aren’t obvious. Prosecutors say that turning it over would harm the investigation and serve little purpose in Tsarnaev’s defense.

  • Shadowcloud ba’cho

    Predicated upon the reported story, it does appears as if one early Defense Theory might be as described. If that is indeed the Legal Theory, then the baby brother would be metaphorically running over his older brother a second time. Or would that be backing over him a first time? In any event a Road-Kill/Speed Bump Defense is bound to fail.

    It would be in the best interests of all if Boston Mag actually dug deeper into the late Mr.Todashev’s three (3) priors , one in MA and two in FL, along with his education and employment history while in the US. Then there are the same type of unprovoked, self-instigated street fights while holding a MMA card in MA, some of which led the late Mr. Todashev to be looking for new gyms. I strongly suggest Boston Mag contact Todashev’s widow about the missing details in Todashev life. She is quite available to the LooniSphere ( Conspiracy and alternative intenet media), why not a journalistic interview after reviewing all her YouTube video history?

  • Woody Box

    This “news” is quite obviously a rehash of Todashev’s obscure confession and an attempt of Tsarnaev’s prosecutors to cover up the poor evidence that his bag was the second bomb. All they have for this particular point is a surveillance video which shows him dropping a bag and a subsequent explosion. The flash, the dust, and the concussion of the explosion certainly created blurred pictures which made it impossible to determine the exact epicenter of the bomb. It might well have been some feet away from Tsarnaev’s bag, on the Forum’s patio for instance.

    Remarkably, the prosecution cites no eyewitnesses for the bombing.

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  • Antonia Ydal

    Tatiana was NOT Ibragim’s girlfriend, just a flat mate, get something right at least.