Saturday, April 20, 2013

Suicide Pact

Amazing New Details from the Chase for the Boston Bombers | The Weekly Standard: "The police chief, Edward Deveau, describes how cops nearly apprehended the older suspect, and were placing handcuffs on him in the middle of the street Thursday night, when the younger suspect came at officers in a carjacked SUV. The cops were able "to dive out of the way," and the younger suspect then continued to drive directly over his brother and dragging him through the street. That's how the older suspect died, according to the police chief.

The younger suspect eventually dumped the SUV and ran into the darkness of the night, according to the police chief. It took nearly 18 hours and massive manhunt to find the younger suspect. He gave himself up after a 20-minute negotiation with the FBI, he said, but not before the suspect fired more rounds at the authorities."
A-hah. I'm betting that the older brother was the cell leader and had given his younger brother instructions to kill him if he was in danger of being captured. I'm further betting that the trail to finding their handlers goes cold rather quickly...