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
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 bombings -- 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.
Tsarnaev, 26, was badly wounded in the same shootout as his brother in
Watertown, Mass., 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 reportedly 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 three people and injured more than 250 people.
Tsarnaev is now being held at a prison medical center outside Boston.