Marathon bombing suspect eyed in connection with Waltham murders - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Cambridge Chronicle & Tab
A Waltham city councilor is hoping that a possible connection between one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects and an unsolved triple murder in Waltham will help break open the case.
The Middles3x District Attorney’s Office is looking into the possible tie between now-dead bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and the Sept. 11, 2011, murders of three men inside a home on Harding Avenue.
Ward 5 Councilor Gary Marchese, a lawyer by trade who represents Harding Avenue, said that from everything he’s read about the case so far, he’s not sure there’s a clear connection between Tsarnaev and the triple murder.
“I’d like to put that case to rest for sure and I know the neighbors do too,” Marchese said. “And as a city and neighborhood we want to put those murders to rest. But, I don’t see the dots being connected.”
Marchese said there were vague connections between the suspects being “potheads” and the victims being alleged drug dealers, but he wasn’t sure the timeline of events was sensible.
“In my gut – and unless there’s more and something comes out – I don’t see him as a connection to that triple murder,” Marchese said. “But hey, I hope it rekindles the investigation and opens some other avenues to explore who the k!llers are.”
Tsarnaev was identified as one of the suspects involved with the Boston Marathon bombings last Monday and was k!lled during a shootout with police in Watertown on Friday morning. He had been training with one of the 2011 murder victims in an attempt to transition from boxing into a possible career in the sport of mixed martial arts, according to news partner WCVB. One of the murder victims identified by police, Brendan Mess, 25, of Waltham, was a well-known mixed martial arts f!ghter.
Stephanie Chelf Guyotte, spokeswoman for the Middles3x District Attorney’s Office, said the investigation was still pending and she couldn’t disclose any specific information about the case.
“We follow all leads and review all information that comes to light in regards to this investigation,” Guyotte said.
The three men k!lled had their throats stabbed and their bodies covered with marijuana, according to police. The grisly murder scene had produced no leads made public to date. Cambridge residents Eric Weissman, 31, and Rapheal Teken, 37, were also k!lled. Teken graduated from Brookline High School and Brandeis University.
Tsarnaev's brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured alive on Friday and was charged in the bombings.
The Waltham Police Department has referred all questions to the DA’s office.
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This explains why they stayed around when went back to normal lives, thinking they were going to away with the bombing.