Bombing Suspect Called Mom Moments Before Deadly Shootout


tamerlan-tsarnaevThe mother of the Boston bombing suspects spoke to her eldest son minutes before a violent standoff with police in the streets of Watertown, Mass., she told ABC News.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, called his mother early Friday morning, alerting her that police were following him and his younger brother and that there had been a shooting.

“‘The police, they have started shooting at us, they are chasing us,'” Zubeidat Tsarnaeva told ABC News in a telephone interview.

The conversation ended when Tsarnaev said, “‘Mama, I love you,'” his mother said.

Tsarnaeva got frightened and started to cry and shout. He told her Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was with him before the line cut off.

Her daughter called later to say that Tamerlan had been killed.

Meanwhile, federal prosecutors say they are expected to file formal criminal charges, possibly today, against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that could lead to the death penalty, a decision being left to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

Tsarnaev could possibly be slapped with a “weapon of mass destruction” charge, which carries a penalty of death. Authorities are using the public safety exemption that gives authorities the legal bases to question Tsarnaev without delivering Miranda rights. That’s because authorities believe there is imminent threat out there.

Read more at Good Morning America.

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  1. If they are such loving parents and their son’s were such good boys, one would think that they’d rush to their son’s bedside. Their absence is glaring.

  2. How could you show the face of a rushu? All for the sake of selling a news item. I know you will probably not show my comment. But just you know that this is really wrong. And believe it or not some people are still sensitive to these things. This person should get the gihenim he deserves. making so many people be killing 3 and making so many people without limbs.

  3. Tamerlane is named after an Islam ruler who killed 5 percent of the worlds population, he use to make giant pyramids of his opponents skulls. Like naming a son Hitler

  4. see, a heart is a heart… when ur in a situation you don’t wanna be in! “MAMA I LOVE YOU?” What does that mean? That means he feels stupid of what he did…HE EVEN CALLED IS MOM!