Boston bombing suspects’ aunt defends them in Toronto


In this image released by the FBI on April 19, 2013, two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings walk near the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The suspects were identified as Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.



Maret Tsarnaev defended her nephews on Friday morning in Toronto, Canada, demanding to see more proof that her family members are involved in the Boston Marathon bombings.

She told the Toronto Sun she hasn’t seen Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, and his older brother Tamerlan, 26, in years.

However, “all they must have in their heads at this age is love,” she said. “I cannot believe Tamerlan is dead. This cannot be true.”

She said Tamerlan has a two-year-old daughter and Dzhokhar was attending school in Cambridge pursing a love of math.

“This is a huge tragedy for the family,” said Tsarnaev, 45, “when I go through all the material, it’s not giving anything … the whole world is now making a decision (on them) now by just seeing these pictures and not having anything else.”

She told CBC News that they are “smart boys, good boys” and spoke to an FBI agent today, saying her nephews are innocent.

Maret also said Tamerlan was married to a Christian woman and stayed at home to care for their toddler as his wife worked.