FBI Kills Ibragim Todashev During Questioning on Friendship with Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Ibragim Todashev

A man who was being questioned in connection with the Boston Bombings was killed by the FBI.

This marks the second time the authorities have killed a man said to be involved with the Boston Bombings, with a third man, Dzokhar Tsarnaev, left gravely wounded. Now, the online world has again gone abuzz with Boston Marathon Bombings conspiracy theories.

Ibragim Todashev, 27, was killed early Wednesday morning, reports USA Today.

Todashev was of Chechen descent and had previously lived in Boston. He was being questioned in connection with the bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. The bombings left three people dead and 264 injured.

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While the killing of a civilian by police or other authorities can be an issue of police or official misconduct, if a person is killed because he poses in "imminent threat of harm," the officer may be justified in killing the person.

In Todashev's case, the FBI agents cited the imminent threat as a reason for his slaying, claiming that Todashev "turned violent" in the course of the questioning, as reported by Al Jazeera.

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Todashev allegedly knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev through common hobbies, namely, martial arts.

 

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"He met them few times 'cause he was MMA fighter the other guy was boxer, right. They just knew each other that's it," said Khusn Tamariv, a friend of Todashev's, reports Al Jazeera.

There is no other reported link with Todashev and Tsarnaev other than their love of martial arts and their Chechan descent.

 

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Dzokhar Tsarnaev, the brother of the slain Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is still in the hospital. He is currently awaiting trial and is represented by Judy Clarke, a former public defender who has a history of representing suspects in death penalty crimes. There is still no word on his trial date.

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