Who Is Tamerlan Tsarnaev? The Boston Marathon Bombing Terrorist In A New Netflix Doc

In April 2013, a domestic terror attack occurred at the Boston Marathon, resulting in three fatalities as well as hundreds of injuries, including 17 people who lost limbs. The attack was committed by brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who set off two homemade pressure cooker bombs that went off 14 seconds and 190 meters apart from each other near the race's finish line. Now, over a decade since this tragic event, Netflix has documented it in the three-part docuseries American Manhunt: The Boston Marathon Bombing, which chronicles the aftermath of the bombing. Unbelievably, the younger brother Dzhokhar was described as an "all-American kid" in a Rolling Stone article only a year before the attack.
Following the incident, the FBI declared the Tsarnaev brothers as suspects and released photos of them. During the search, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan killed an MIT policeman and engaged in a shootout with the police. Dzhokhar was captured, but Tamerlan died. So, who exactly was Tamerlan Tsarnaev? And how did he die? Here's everything you need to know about Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

#1. Who was Tamerlan Tsarnaev?

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev, originally from Chechnya, migrated to the U.S. in 2003 as a teenager and desired to become a boxer. Alongside his brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, he planted pressure cooker bombs at the Boston Marathon on April 15th, 2013, resulting in three casualties and up to 281 injured. The FBI disclosed the brothers as suspects in the case after three days with their images, and they subsequently killed an MIT policeman and abducted a man in a car. The man luckily managed to flee and the next day the Tsarnaevs had a shootout with the police, from which two officers were severely hurt.
The Tsarnaev family was forcibly moved from Chechnya to the Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan in the years following World War II. Anzor Tsarnaev is a Chechen, and Zubeidat Tsarnaeva is an Avar. The couple had two sons, with Tamerlan Tsarnaev born in the Kalmyk Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic on October 21, 1986, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev born in Kyrgyzstan on July 22, 1993. The parents also have two daughters. Other Chechen Americans in the area apparently did not consider the American branch of the family to be fully Chechen because they had never lived in Chechnya.
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#2. Tamerlan Tsarnaev final verdict

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Bill and Denise Richard, parents of Martin Richard (the youngest of the three killed in the bombings and 1 of the 2 people killed by Dzhokhar's bomb, the other person being Chinese-exchange student Lingzi Lu), urged against a death sentence for Tsarnaev. 
They stated that the lengthy appeals period would force them to continually relive that day, and would rather see Tsarnaev spend life in prison without parole (possibility of release), and waive his right to appeal. On April 8, 2015, a jury found Tsarnaev guilty on all thirty counts of the indictment, making him eligible for the death penalty due to the charges of using a weapon of mass destruction causing death and providing assistance.

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Tsarnaev, who had displayed little emotion throughout his trial, appeared to weep when his relatives testified on May 4, 2015. On May 15, 2015, the jury recommended that Tsarnaev be sentenced to death by lethal injection on six of 17 capital counts
According to the verdict forms completed by the jurors, three of 12 believed that Tsarnaev had taken part in the attack under his brother's influence; two believed that he had been remorseful for his actions; two believed that Tamerlan, not Dzhokhar, had shot and killed Officer Collier; three believed that his friends still care about him; one believed that Tsarnaev's mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, was to be blamed for the brothers' actions; one believed that Tsarnaev would never be violent again in prison. Massachusetts ended the death penalty for state crimes in 1984. However, because Tsarnaev was tried on federal charges, he was eligible for execution

#3. Death sentence 

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In the early hours of April 19, 2013, in Watertown, a suburb of Boston, Tsarnaev was apprehended by police after being shot multiple times. The exact sequence of events remains clouded in confusion, as do key details. According to police, Tsarnaev's younger brother ran him over with an SUV and dragged him with the vehicle for 20 feet (6 m), which is substantiated by the federal indictment. According to paramedic Michael Sullivan, who treated him after the shootout, Tsarnaev angrily resisted efforts by paramedics to treat him as he was being driven to the hospital, lifting himself from the stretcher and screaming loudly.
He was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where, despite efforts to revive him by emergency medical personnel, he was pronounced dead from several critical injuries, massive blood loss, and cardiac and respiratory arrest. Emergency physicians said that he did not appear to have been run over. An eyewitness says that he was struck by a police SUV before he was shot multiple times. is a website that provides you with sport updates and Entertainment news to brighten your day. Don’t hesitate to visit our site to know more about entertainment news.
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