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Boston bomber - links to 2011 murder?

2013-04-22 22:43

Waltham - Investigators in a Boston suburb are looking into whether there are links between a suspect in last week's Boston Marathon bombing and an unsolved 2011 slaying.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was pronounced dead early on Friday after a shoot-out with police, was a friend of one of three men found dead in an apartment in Waltham on 12 September 2011, with their necks slit and their bodies reportedly covered with marijuana.

Middlesex county district attorney's office spokesperson MaryBeth Long told The Associated Press on Monday that authorities would check for any connections between the murder and Tsarnaev.

She says it's customary to look for connections between new crimes and unsolved ones.