The suspect has told authorities that he and his brother acted alone. He did say that his brother masterminded it all after becoming obsessed with online jihadist videos. Their motivation for indiscriminately blowing up and killing innocent people? Islam is under attack and jihadists need to fight back.
There are many questions that authorities still have. His brother Tamerlan spent six months of 2012 in Russia supposedly with family. However, investigators want to know if maybe he connected with radical groups while he was there. And most important of all, did these boys get help. Specifically with the guns that they had, because neither of them had a gun permit. And also all of their bombs went off. Not an easy task. So how did they learn how to make such sophisticated bombs, and where did they get the materials to make the explosives?
Dzhokhar is communicating in writing because he cannot speak due to the fact that he has a bullet wound in his throat. Read more at www.cnn.com