Father of Tsarnaev Friend Killed in Florida Writes to Obama

Monday, 30 Dec 2013 09:53 PM

 

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The father of a man shot to death by authorities in Florida while being questioned during the Boston Marathon bombing investigation has written to President Barack Obama, asking for help in finding out what happened.

Abdulbaki Todashev says in his letter from Russia that son Ibragim Todashev knew dead marathon suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev through boxing but had no connection to the bombing or any other crime. He says his son voluntarily went to an FBI office in Orlando to speak with FBI agents four times before they showed up at his apartment May 22.

Attorney Barry Cohen said Monday the elder Todashev fears a cover-up and is writing to Obama as one father to another to make sure that doesn't happen.

An Orlando prosecutor is investigating the death. An FBI spokeswoman would not comment.

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