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Bomb Suspects' Aunt Suggests Nephews Were Set Up In Wild Presser

Maret Tsarnaev, whose nephews are implicated in Monday's Boston bombing, appeared before press in Toronto today and expressed in often bombastic language her belief that Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were not responsible for the act of terror.

CTV and other Canadian press outlets have delivered snippets of her lengthy defense today, one she presented with a demand for "evidence" while appealing repeatedly to her career as an attorney in former Soviet republics and dismissing reporters who failed to listen closely to her answers.


Maret Tsarnaev rejected that Tamerlan was a "devout" Muslim, only saying that he had recently begun praying five times a day and that it was better than "smoking or doing drugs." Her younger brother Ruslan spoke to media earlier today and communicated a considerably different, and more indicting, narrative.

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