CS Monitor

CS Monitor

A year later, another suspect has been arrested in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing.

Khairullozhon Matanov, 23, of Quincy was arrested this morning by federal authorities, the US attorney’s office in Boston said.

He has been indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of destroying, altering and falsifying records, documents, and tangible objects in a federal investigation. He is also charged with three counts of making a false statement in a federal terrorism investigation.

Matanov, a citizen of Kyrgyzstan who entered the United States lawfully in 2010, also knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s brother, Dzhokhar.

Matanov, a citizen of Kyrgyzstan who entered the United States lawfully in 2010, also knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s brother, Dzhokhar.

The indictment, filed in US District Court in Boston, says that “in the hours and days following the bombings, Matanov contacted and attempted to contact Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by cellphone and saw Tamerlan in person at least twice.”

In fact, the indictment alleges, Matanov called Tamerlan Tsarnaev 42 minutes after the April 15, 2013, terror bombings and treated him and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to dinner that night at a restaurant. The indictment also alleges that on April 17, 2013, Matanov visited Tamerlan Tsarnaev at his Cambridge home.

But the indictment also maintains that Matanov did not realize the brothers were the alleged bombers until April 18, when the FBI publicly released pictures of the suspects.

Three people were killed and more than 260 people were injured in the attack. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed early on April 19 in a violent confrontation with police. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, captured the same day, is awaiting trial on federal charges that could bring him the death penalty. The two brothers also allegedly murdered an MIT police officer.

Source: Boston Globe