Boston bombing suspect reportedly left note

8:58 AM, May 16, 2013   |    comments
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Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev scribbled a note on the inside wall of a boat where he was captured, saying that the April 15 attack was in retaliation for Muslims killed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to media reports.

CBS News' John Miller, quoting law enforcement sources, first reported that 19-year-old Tsarnaev -- who was badly wounded in a police shootout three days after the bombing -- also wrote that he would not miss his older brother, Tamerlan, who had been killed only hours before, because he was a martyr in paradise and that he would be joining him soon.

The report has also been carried by CNN and NBC News.

CBS News said the sources reported that the note was written with a pen on the wall of the boat.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was badly wounded in the same shootout as his brother in Watertown, not far from where Dzhokhar was found hiding in the boat in the backyard of a home. Tamerlan died from gunshot wounds as well as injuries sustained when Dzhokar ran over his body while fleeing the scene.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been charged in connection with the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon that killed 3 people and injured more than 250 people.

Tsarnaev is now being held at a prison medical center outside Boston.

Douglas Stanglin, USATODAY

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