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Bryan Preston


April 22, 2013 - 2:46 pm

In 2011, three men were found murdered in a Boston apartment. For some reason, Reuters avoids mentioning the date of the murders. It was September 12, 2011. The slain included Brendan Mess, who was best friends with Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Authorities are investigating whether the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who died after a shootout with police had any connection to an unsolved triple homicide in suburban Boston in 2011, a spokeswoman for prosecutors said on Monday.

The 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, identified by the FBI as one of two brothers suspected in last Monday’s blasts, was a close friend of one of three men who were stabbed in the neck in an apartment in Waltham, Massachusetts in September, 2011.

At the time, the Middlesex County District Attorney’s office said it appeared that the victims knew their assailant or assailants and that the attacks were not random.

The men were found slain by being stabbed in the neck with a sharp object like an ice pick, and covered with marijuana. About $5000 in cash was also reportedly found in the apartment, indicating that robbery wasn’t the motive and it wasn’t a drug gang hit. There was no sign of forced entry, leading investigators to believe that the victims knew the killer. Despite the fact that the elder bomber was best friends with Mess, Tsarnaev did not go to the funeral. The younger bomber was known to smoke pot with his friends.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Mr. Preston,
You may have read this by now, but there are those who say that it is likely the men were killed on September 11 in the evening, not on the 12th. They were just found on the 12th, once the girlfriend came by.
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Not being a journalist I feel free to speculate (although lefty journalists don't seem to worry too much about that). The fact that there was a suspected connection between the elder brother and these murders at the time and prior to the Boston bombings makes it seem possible that he did have something to do with them. He apparently went through a period during which he partook of all the pleasures available to him in our permissive society; drugs, alcohol and free sexuality that impregnated his wife before their marriage. It may have been guilt about this behavior, prompted by his devout mother, that set him on his path from this murder to the bombings. Spreading the pot and cash over the bodies may have been a ritual "cleansing" of sorts.
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I wouldn't worry about such a link. A liberal who decided there was no such link years ago, before they'd even heard of these two brothers, told me so. Get ready to pull teeth.
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