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Text messages show marathon bombing suspect joking

Text Messages Show Marathon Bombing Suspect Joking

AP Legal Affairs Writer

BOSTON (AP) -- Text messages show Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev joking with a friend not to text him hours after the FBI released Tsarnaev's photo as a suspect in the deadly attack.

Dias Kadyrbayev texted Tsarnaev shortly after the FBI publicly released photos of Tsarnaev and his brother as suspects in the deadly 2013 attack.

Tsarnaev responded that he had seen the news, then texted, "Better not text me my friend," then "Lol."

In another text, Tsarnaev told Kadyrbayev he could go to his room and "take what's there" followed by a smiley face.

Some of the messages had been released previously, but a complete transcript of Kadyrbayev's text messages in the days after the bombing was released by prosecutors Thursday.

Kadyrbayev and another friend, Azamat Tazhayakov, are accused of removing a backpack containing fireworks and a laptop from Tsarnaev's dorm room at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth several days after the bombings. A third friend, Robel Phillipos, is accused of lying to investigators.

None of the men are accused of participating in the bombing or knowing about it ahead of time.

Tazhayakov and Phillipos declined to testify this week during a hearing over statements they made under questioning by federal agents. U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock said Thursday he would not throw out their statements.

Kadyrbayev had been expected to testify Friday, but Woodlock said that will be postponed until after testimony from an expert witness.

The judge did not rule on Kadyrbayev's request to suppress statements he made to investigators; his suppression hearing is expected to resume in two weeks.

Prosecutors and the men's attorneys are arguing over whether the statements were voluntary and can be used as evidence in the upcoming trials. Prosecutors have said the men willingly spoke to federal agents after being told of their right to remain silent and to contact a lawyer. Kadyrbayev's lawyer, Robert Stahl, has argued that his client, who is from Kazakhstan, did not have a complete command of the English language and did not fully understand the waiver forms he signed.

Also on Thursday, prosecutors disclosed that a lawyer claiming to represent the friends called the state police barracks while they were being questioned, but the men were never told about the call.

In the court filing, prosecutors said a state trooper took a call from a man who identified himself as an attorney and said he didn't want the men answering any questions. The trooper said he told a federal agent about the call, a conversation Kadyrbayev's lawyer argues should have trigged "numerous legal consequences" that mean the statements should be suppressed.

The filing included an email exchange from Wednesday between the trooper and one of the agents who questioned Kadyrbayev. According to the trooper, the lawyer said he was contacted by the state's public defender agency and told to call the barracks.

The trooper said he "had no idea whether the caller was an actual attorney or some crackpot who was calling due to the media coverage."

The trooper said he told the attorney that one of the agents had just told him that Kadyrbayev, who was being questioned at the time, had been "cooperative and had agreed to speak with them of his own free will."

In their filing, prosecutors say agents involved in the questioning recalled being told of the conversation "after the defendants had made all the admissions they made that night regarding entering Tsarnaev's dorm room and removing items."

Two bombs placed near the finish line of the April 2013 marathon killed three people and injured more than 260. Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges and is awaiting trial in November. His brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, also a suspect in the bombings, died following a shootout with police several days later.

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manfrombighorn May 16 2014 at 10:06 AM

I hope for the death penalty. He must die. Had he not been caught, he would do it again, according to the sources.

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sealtheborder11 May 16 2014 at 10:54 AM

LIBERAL RAGS like rolling "stoned" are the ones who emboldened these type of terrorists......by putting him on the cover of their magazine, they made him a hero to the terrorist loving liberals..............

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Ken sealtheborder11 May 16 2014 at 10:57 AM




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sealtheborder11 Ken May 16 2014 at 10:59 AM

So from the nice links you posted, you disagree that the MUSLIM TERRORIST was put on the cover of Rolling Stoned????????? BTW links to FAR LEFT websites, who want to demonize anyone with different ideas and view, will not fly as facts......nice try.............

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sealtheborder11 Ken May 16 2014 at 11:01 AM

Shadowy Groups???????? LOL Please put down the bottle of conspiracy theory and take off the tin foil hat.........WATCH OUT are those black helicopters and black SUV following the liberals????? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ken sealtheborder11 May 16 2014 at 11:06 AM

you like that word liberal. i have no label. those links show source documents from the programs themselves, not secondary interpretation. you can make ad hominem attacks all day long it is meaningless and weakens your argument. if you cant base the discussion on the merits of facts rather than logical fallacy of argumentation, which is a distraction tactic, then there is no point having a conversation with you. you are also making non sequitur arguments. i made no claim about any magazine. you did.

do some research on logical fallacy and sophistry. you might learn something.

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sealtheborder11 Ken May 16 2014 at 11:12 AM

Let me help you again.......YOU brought up the "SHADOW GROUPS" not me.........That falls into the conspiracy mindset............There is NO group of fat cats sitting around a table influencing guberments around the world.........YOU have been listening to crackpots like ALEX JONES too long and they have twisted your logic........BTW put down the thesaurus, it does not add credibility, it only makes you look like your using words to belittle other people, which is the mantra of the liberals...........

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sealtheborder11 May 16 2014 at 11:02 AM

KEN........Let me help you out.........ROLLING STONED is a LIBERAL RAG.....They are the heros of you and your type......The glorified a MUSLIM TERRORISTS........Any questions????????

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Ken sealtheborder11 May 16 2014 at 11:09 AM

red herring argument. i dont care about magazine propaganda. you dont get it. you are making an irrelevant argument. anything to avoid the points i bring up, because YOU CANT DEFEAT MY ARGUMENTS DIRECTLY. you must resort to sophistry and ad hominem attacks.

your tactics dont work on me. go waste someone else's time. "LOL"

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sealtheborder11 Ken May 16 2014 at 11:15 AM

Sorry, there where NO personal attacks in my posts.......but nice try! YOU brought up conspiracy theory nonsense NOT ME........By the way, you have no argument to defeat.......your stance is based on something YOU CANNOT PROVE........Please offer 100% proof that a "one world" guberment pulls the strings and then we can talk. Otherwise, I would be arguing against your delusional theory, that only 1/100 of one percent believe in..........get it??????

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Camp Bulldog Ken May 16 2014 at 1:24 PM

SHHHHHHH people are angry...as they should be...

You may have some kind of 'book smarts'. But your people skills are lacking...

I just read...let people blow off their thoughts...

As for executions... I am in favor. I prefer the use of hanging. It is faster...cheaper...

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Ken sealtheborder11 May 16 2014 at 11:25 AM

.. in reply to you comment below...conspiracy mindset? lol criminal conspiracy is statistically highest prosecuted crime in our system. there is nothing inherently unusual or implausible about conspiracy. further, conspiracy usually functions as one where most involved do not understand the whole plan. this is common too ... a comparative example is the standard operating procedure of the chain of command in the military. everything is on a "need to know basis"

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sealtheborder11 Ken May 16 2014 at 11:29 AM

OH so now its shadow organization we will never be allowed to know about.........but somehow YOU know about them.......Makes you feel kinda special does it???????? wow................

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rcalley1 May 16 2014 at 11:10 AM

This terrorist needs to die by public hanging at the finish line of the Boston Marthon! It should be excuted immediately!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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sealtheborder11 May 16 2014 at 11:28 AM

SCOTCH43..........I don't wave the communist flag and never would! When people are obviously guilty, they should have no rights. The cops should have taken care of the problem when it happened..............

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ram4131 May 16 2014 at 11:28 AM

Atta boy Ken.............Are you getting the attention you so crave?

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sealtheborder11 ram4131 May 16 2014 at 11:32 AM

Ken went home........just when it was getting interesting, turning his fantasy back on itself..........

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Phyllis May 16 2014 at 11:31 AM

Why is he here? How is he attending college, with n o job, where is his financial source? Why are these extremist allowed in this country and make our lives miserable or in fear. We could never go to another country and have laws changed to suit the need of an American, when in there countries we have to follow their rules (muslim) We need to stop allowing every reject in the borders of the USA. As for the bomber, do away with him and fast, why waste tax payers money defending this scum, that has killed and destroyed our way of life in Boston, New York, Penn.

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twalsh4440 May 16 2014 at 11:34 AM

If we would havwe eradicated the Muslim religion long ago all Boston people and 9 11 victims would be alive but NO Obama kisses their


Gitmo prisoners should have been executed then we could close the facility

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sef69 twalsh4440 May 16 2014 at 11:36 AM

They have been around forever.....lets just off this on for a start

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sealtheborder11 twalsh4440 May 16 2014 at 11:36 AM

Agreed! Make the religion of islam (sick and twisted as it is) illegal in the USA, due to muslim terrorists. All muslim terrorists are executed immediately, no trial, no lawyers. WHY? Because they laugh at our prim and proper ways here in the USA..........the need to be put in their place.

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sef69 May 16 2014 at 11:35 AM

Please kill this prick asap...he deserves no special treatment and should be in general population......Dont want to hear all the anti caps whining.....die a horrible death....

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Tigger's Daddy. May 16 2014 at 11:36 AM

Wortless pos . Stupid ass group of young girls who think he is innocent because he is cute to them. Put those morons to death too.

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Ashleigh Tigger's Daddy. May 16 2014 at 12:10 PM

He's really, really unattractive!...except maybe to a Glock round.

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Ed Tigger's Daddy. May 16 2014 at 12:14 PM

We are talking Cambridge, MA. home of the liberal left-wing commies. Most of these young girls have already been brainwashed by socialist controlled teachers.

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