Conflict & Justice

Classmate of Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Struggling to Reconcile Friend She Knew


A photograph of Djohar Tsarnaev, who is believed to be Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, is seen on his page of Russian social networking site Vkontakte (VK), as pictured on a monitor in St. Petersburg April 19, 2013. Tsarnaev posted links to Islamic websites and others calling for Chechen independence on what appears to be his page on the site. Police launched a massive manhunt for Tsarnaev, 19, after killing his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev in a shootout overnight. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTXYS60



Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the younger suspect of the Boston bombings, graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in 2011. Rebecca Mazur was his classmate in an Advanced Placement Language and Composition class. She considered Dzhokhar a friend. Now she's struggling to reconcile the teenager she knew in class and at parties with the image she's seeing on television screens.

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