New details emerged in the Boston marathon investigation. The mother of the two suspects said her sons were framed and she will never accept they're responsible for the bombings.
However, the FBI told lawmakers in a Capitol Hill briefing that the mother knew as early as 2011 that her son Tamberlan had been radicalized. She sent text messages to family in Russia suggesting he was willing to die for Islam.
The mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, was charged with shoplifting last summer in the U.S., and may not come to the States. However, the suspect's father is coming. Anzor Tsarnaev, said he has 'lots of questions for the police' and is keen 'to clear up many things' when he arrives from his home in Makhachkala in Russia.
The mother went on to say, 'You know what I think? I think now they will try to make my Dzhokhar guilty because they took away his voice, his ability to talk to the world... They did not want the truth to come out,' she said.
She added that the only reason her sons were targeted was because they were Muslim, adding that she saw footage of Tamerlan being killed 'really cruelly.'
Overnight, authorities discovered a stash of fireworks in a used clothing bin in Watertown. Some had been emptied of their gunpowder. Officials believe Tamerlan Tsarnaev purchased the fireworks to help make explosives.
The suspect in custody said NYC was their next target. He told agents they planned on blowing up the rest of their explosives in Times Square.