A Look at Brothers Suspected in the Boston Bombing

Published on April 19, 2013
by Alan Cullison and Devlin Barrett

With an auto mechanic as its patriarch, the family of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers arrived in Cambridge, Mass., around 2002, assisted by a leader of the local Chechen community who helped finance their relocation, said a friend of the family that rented a flat to them.

The suspects — brothers Tamerlan Tsarnayev, 26 years old, and Dzhokhar Tsarnayev, 19 — were identified Friday as suspects in Monday’s bombings. Authorities said Tamerlan Tsarnayev was killed in a confrontation with police in Watertown, Mass. An intense manhunt was under way for Dzhokhar Tsarnayev. Both were believed to be involved in the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer during a chaotic series of events Thursday night.

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