Boston Bomb Suspect Became a U.S. Citizen on 9/11 Last Year
Facts about the Boston bomb suspects
April 19, 2013 -- intro: The history of the two suspects in the bombing of the Boston Marathon includes some startling details, but none are more surprising than the revelation that they younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, became a U.S. citizen last year on 9/11, the anniversary of the worst terror attack in U.S. history.
Friends say the younger brother, a student at UMass-Dartmouth, was a "bit of a druggie" and tweeted after the bombings that "I'm a stress free kind of guy."
His older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, meanwhile, considered himself a "very religious" Muslim who liked the movie "Borat," played piano and had a 3-year-old daughter.
Here are some factoids about the brothers:
quicklist: 1title: Tamerlan Tsarnaevtext: Age: 26 Originally identified by FBI as Suspect 1, black hat Current status: Dead. Killed in overnight shootout. Born: Kyrgyzstan, according to his uncle Ruslan Tsarni; of Chechen ethnicity Family: has a 3-year-old daughter; father Anzor Tsarnaev lives in the semi-autonomous Russian province of Dagestan; two sisters, one lives in West New York, N.J.; other relatives in Maryland and Canada Described as an outgoing person who was a champion boxer New England boxing champion for two or three years in a row, former coach said A "decent" pianist Drove a Mercedes Liked the movie "Borat" Characterized as the extroverted brother by his former boxing coach Self-described "very religious" Muslim boxer, he told photographer Johannes Hirn Did not smoke or drink Told photographer he usually did not take his shirt off so girls wouldn't get bad ideas
quicklist: 2title: Dzhokhar Tsarnaevtext:Age: 19 (DOB: 7/22/93)Originally identified by FBI as Suspect 2, white hatCurrent status: Wanted. Subject of a major dragnet that has effectively shut down Boston and surrounding cities.Born: Kyrgyzstan, according to his uncle Ruslan Tsarni; of Chechen ethnicityFamily: father Anzor Tsarnaev lives in the semi-autonomous Russian province of Dagestan; two sisters, one lives in West New York, N.J.; other relatives in Maryland and CanadaBecame a U.S. citizen on Sept. 11, 2012Characterized as the introverted brother by his brother's former boxing coachWent to Cambridge Rindge and Latin High SchoolTook acting classes and advanced placement coursesStar athlete with lots of friends in high schoolSophomore at University of Massachusetts-DartmouthLived in the Pinedale residence hallPlayed soccer every Monday with UMass-Dartmouth classmatesOne teammate told ABC News that Dzhokar Tsarnaev was a "quiet guy" who was "a little bit of a druggie."Was apparently active on Twitter on the account @J_tsar, which tweted "I'm a stress free kind of guy" on Wednesday