Aunt: Mosque Won't Bury Dead Body of Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev [VIDEO]
on Apr 24, 2013 11:32 AM EDT
Patimat Slueimanova, the aunt of the Boston bombers has said a mosque in Boston refused to bury Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the 26-year-old bombing suspect who died in a police shootout on April 18.
The medical examiner has cleared Tamerlan's body for recovery but the dead body of elder bombing suspect has not been claimed yet. However, a report suggested that an uncle of the brothers who live in the States may possibly claim the body today, according to the father of the suspects.
But there has been no word or confirmation that the body will be claimed by the uncle.
The suspects' parents reportedly have plans to come to the U.S. but no date has been set yet, according to ABC News. The mother reportedly continues to cry after looking at photos of her dead son which had leaked onto the internet hours after his death.
But there may be complications for the suspects' mom, who has an outstanding warrant for her arrest as she is accused of stealing $1600 worth of clothing from upscale department store Lord & Taylor in Massachusetts.
Vice President Joe Biden will be in Boston today to speak at a memorial service for the victims of the bombings.
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's medical condition has improved an is not being described as 'fair.'
The 19-year-old suspect was captured alive April 19 but was in critical condition after a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his throat. Since then, his condition had improved to 'serious' and the recent upgrade to 'fair' was announced April 23.
Since his capture, Dhokhar has been in hospital under heavy guard and had been charged with the crime of using weapons of mass destruction. The crime of this nature can lead to a death penalty.
He has been answering questions to the FBI and told them that the actions of him and his brother were carried out alone and their motivation came from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Investigators are currently in Russia to question the brothers' parents who live there.
According to reports, Tamerlan had previously been flagged as a possible Islamist radical back in 2011 and was even questioned by the FBI that year, but had since gone under the law enforcement's radar.
26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev's wife Katherine Russell is also cooperating and answering questions.
No outside ties have been linked to the brothers and Dzhokhar admitted that the bombs were made after reading material from the controversial online Al-Qaida magazine Inspire, which previously ran a piece that taught readers how to 'make home-made bombs from your mom's kitchen' using pressure cookers.
Tamerlan was killed in a police shootout hours after he and his brother were identified as the bombing suspects and killed a police officer at the MIT campus April 18. Dzhokhar managed to escape but within 24 hours of his brother's death, Dzhokhar was finally captured alive but in critical condition hiding in a boat behind the now-infamous residence of 76 Franklin St. in Watertown, Mass.
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