Published On: Thu, Oct 24th, 2013

Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev officially linked to 2011 Waltham murders

Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev has now been officially linked to a brutal unsolved triple murder from 2011.

According to court records filed Tuesday Tsarnaev will officially be tied to the murder of Brendan Mess, described as Tsarnaev’s ‘only American friend’, Raphael Teken and Erik Weissman.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was possibly connected to the 2011 Waltham murders, police say

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was possibly connected to the 2011 Waltham murders, police say

The three were murdered at their home in Waltham, Massachusetts on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

All three men were found covered in marijuana with their throats slips and $5,000 cash at the scene.

This is the first official statement that links the now-dead elder Tsarnaev to the unsolved crime and raises questions about the death in May of his friend Ibragim Todashev, who allegedly confessed his and Tsarnaev’s involvement to FBI agents before he was shot dead after charging them.

“According to Tsarnaev’s friend Ibragim Todashev, Tamerlan Tsarnaev participated in the Waltham triple homicide,” prosecutors wrote in a motion filed on according to MyFox Boston.

More on Todashev, the arrest and his death here

While the investigation has been open and leaked briefly in a previous report, the official connection may give the victims’ families some sort of closure.

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