CBS: Bomber’s confession scrawled on boat wall key evidence

Tsarnaev boat
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Boston Marathon terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev found a pen and wrote his confession on the wall of the boat he was captured hiding in, according to a new report Thursday from CBS “This Morning.”

CBS News correspondent John Miller explained that sources told him Tsarnaev claimed responsibility for the bombing in a note written on a bullet-ridden, interior wall of the boat, and that the note could be admissible as evidence in the trial.

Miller said on the morning show:

The note, scrawled with a pen on the interior wall of the cabin, said the bombings were retribution for U.S. military action in Afghanistan and Iraq, and called the Boston victims collateral damage in the same way Muslims have been in the American-led wars. “When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims,” the note added.

Dzhokar said he didn’t mourn older brother Tamerlan, the other suspect in the bombings, writing that by that point, Tamerlan was a martyr in paradise — and that he expected to join him there.

Of particular interest, the CBS article said, “Miller explained that while Dzhokar admitted many of the same details to authorities, those admissions came ‘during the time he was interrogated but before he was given his Miranda warning.’ The note gives prosecutors supporting, clearly admissible evidence even if there is an fight over whether things he said before he was given his Miranda rights are admissible as evidence.”

Watch the full report on CBS “This Morning” here:

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