Published April 20, 2013
Amid the mundane chatter of an ordinary digital teenager, a Twitter account believed to belong to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who was captured after eluding authorities on Friday contains some chilling chatter.
The @J_tsar Twitter feed is believed to belong to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, one of two Chechen brothers police say carried out Monday's terror attack in Boston. Buzzfeed on Friday reported that a high school classmate of Dzhokhar, Stefanie Gardner, confirmed that the account belonged to Tsarnaev.
A tweet Tsarnaev marked as a favorite was apparently sent just hours before the attack, at 1:07 a.m. on Monday, from someone going by "Steezy_Be_Eazy."
"The ultimate sacrifice is within you, The battle within is defined by the word jihad."
The last tweet orginating from the account believed to be Tsarnaev's, on April 16, after the Monday bombing that killed three and left dozens gruesomely injured: "I'm a stress free kind of guy."
I'm a stress free kind of guy
— Jahar (@J_tsar) April 17, 2013
And right before the bombing, on April 15: "Ain't no love in the heart of the city, stay safe people."
Later that evening, in response to someone else's protected Tweet: "..and they what 'god hates dead people?" Or victims of tragedies? Lol those people are cooked."
@mellochamp and they what "god hates dead people?" Or victims of tragedies? Lol those people are cooked
— Jahar (@J_tsar) April 16, 2013
Most of tweets account were ordinary fodder that could have come from anyone: talk about TV shows and cars, for example. A connection between Tsarnaev and the Twitter account has not been verified by the police or FBI.
Tsarnaev and his brother — in a vehicle they carjacked from a man who later escaped — led police on a chase through city streets Thursday night and Friday morning, after robbing a 7-11 in Cambridge and killing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer, according to authorities.
Authorities tracked down the 19-year-old college student holed up in a backyard boat in the Boston suburb of Watertown. He was hospitalized at in serious condition Friday night.