Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is now talking, and we can hear him
BOSTON (WHDH) -- After seeing his face all over the news and in the papers, the public knows exactly what Dzhokhar Tsarnaev looks like. But what about hearing him talk?
“Everything is good, please don’t say anything," he said in a voicemail to his mother.
For the first time, we’re hearing the younger Marathon bombing suspect’s voice. From a Federal prison hospital in Ayer, he told his mom in Dagestan, he’s eating and not in pain.
“No of course not. I’m already eating and have been for a long time. They are giving me rice and chicken now. Everything’s fine,” said Tsarnaev.
Police found him hiding in a boat following a shootout with police that killed his brother Tamerlan. He has been recovering as the prison hospital while he awaits trial and is allowed a monthly phone call home. Officials said the younger brother admitted the two committed the Boston bombings, but his parents said they’re innocent and are surprised by Dzhokhar’s calm demeanor.
“I felt like he would scream you know like what’s going on, what’s going on? He would ask the world what’s going on but, Mama, instead he was just calming me down, you know what I mean? He was trying to tell me, ‘Mama you don’t worry about anything,’” said his mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaev.
Dzhokhar’s mother said she was proud of Tamerlan’s strong religious beliefs and his attempt to pass it along to his brother.