Jury shown bloody note Tsarnaev wrote inside boat

 By: Alexandra Cowley 


Day four in the death penalty trial of Dzhohkar Tsarnaev. On Tuesday, the jury saw the bloody note scribbled on the walls of the boat in Watertown where Tsarnaev was hiding out. Prosecutors say that note is Tsarnaev’s confession and gives him motive for the attack.

Tsarnaev wrote the note in pencil on the boat’s walls. You can see the bullet holes and streaks of blood in some of the photos that were shown in court. Prosecutors say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev scribbled the message while hiding out in the boat in Watertown after his brother Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with police.

Part of the note reads “I do not mourn because his soul is very much alive. God has a plan for each person. Mine was to hide in this boat and shed some light on our actions.”

It goes on to say “The US Government is killing our innocent civilians, but most of you already know that. As a Muslim, I can’t stand to see such evil go unpunished. We Muslims are one body, you hurt one, you hurt us all.”

The jury also heard testimony today from several FBI agents who described gathering parts of the bomb from the scene. One agent said shrapnel was found inside buildings and on rooftops, including a four story hotel.

The trial resumes Wednesday

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