Prosecutor: Tsarnaev said martyrs go to heaven

2014-07-07 20:26
Dzohkhar Tsarnaev (AP)

Dzohkhar Tsarnaev (AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Boston - A federal prosecutor has told jurors that Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev texted a friend 90 minutes after the deadly explosions and said, "Don't go thinking it's me".

Assistant US Attorney Stephanie Siegmann revealed the contents of the text message Monday during opening statements in the trial of Azamat Tazhayakov.

Tazhayakov has pleaded not guilty to obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges. He is accused of removing a backpack, fireworks that had been emptied of their black powder and a laptop from Tsarnaev's dorm room after the bombings.

Siegmann also told the jury that a month before the bombings, Tsarnaev told Tazhayakov and another friend that "it was good to die" a martyr because you would die "with a smile on your face and go straight to heaven".

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
Read more on:    us  |  boston bombings
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Lancaster comes out guns blazing
Namibia's Bothma banned
LIVE: New Zealand v Tonga
Boks more focused after Japan shock
Traffic Alerts

It is always easier to notice the faults in others rather than face our own. Focusing too much on the perfect and ideal more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.