He “committed jihad” by murdering three people? Oh, the “Islamophobia!” Surely Ibrahim Hooper and Pope Francis are on their way to Kazakhstan now in order to have a word with Dias Kadyrbayev, so that they can explain to him that jihad involves going to the gym and blowing milk bubbles through a straw, and has nothing whatsoever to do with violence.
A college classmate of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev offered to testify against him to federal prosecutors about his brother Tamerlan’s involvement in a triple murder in Waltham, according to stunning court documents just unsealed.
Dias Kadyrbayev, 24, may have hoped to testify against his pal as leverage.
Six days before Kadyrbayev pleaded guilty in 2014 to charges he obstructed the investigation of the 2013 Patriots Day terrorist attack, prosecutors informed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense team that Kadyrbayev had divulged through his attorney he’d “learned in the fall of 2012 from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was involved in the Waltham murders,” and that Tamerlan “had committed jihad” in Waltham, the documents state.
On Sept. 11, 2011, Raphael Teken, 37, Erik Weissman, 31, and Tamerlan’s friend Brendan Mess, 25, “were bound, their throats were cut, and at least one of them had marijuana sprinkled over his body,” federal prosecutors stated in a follow-up motion that persuaded U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. to bar any mention of the triple homicide at Dzhokhar’s 2015 terrorism trial….
The Waltham killings remain officially unsolved by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office….