Marathon Bomber's Handwritten Notes Released

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BOSTON (WBZ-AM/24/7 NewsSource) -- Lawyers appealing the case of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have now released the notes that he wrote to law enforcement agents who were interrogating him in the hospital after the attack.

They show him repeatedly asking for a lawyer, and pleading for rest and sleep--but also the explicit details of the bombings, and his motive, saying, "American is at war, is it not? I did what is necessary, my people are dying." 

He also kept asking if his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was still alive. 

He had to write his responses during an interrogation as he had been shot in the head, face, throat, and jaw ahead of his arrest. 

The handwritten notes are included in the motion below:

Read the full motion to suppress Tsarnaev's handwritten statements here (.pdf)
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The dozens of pages of notes were not used during Tsarnaev's 2015 trial, but were included in court documents filed by Tsarnaev's defense team as part of an appeal of the death sentence he received. His team is asking the court to suppress all the statements he made while he was hospitalized because they claim, among other things, that he did not make those statements voluntarily. 

Tsarnaev, 24, is awaiting the death sentence for his role in the bombings, which killed three and injured more than 260. 

(24/7 NewsSource contributed to this report)

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports

 

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