Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has a lot of confidence for a guy possibly facing the death penalty:

Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has spoken to his mother in Russia for the first time since he was charged, according to a report that includes a recording of his phone call to her from a Massachusetts prison.

“They are giving me rice and chicken now,” he is heard to say in response to her questions about his health and treatment.

At the Tsarnaev family home in the Russian province of Dagestan, Zubeidat Tsarnaev played part of a recording of the conversation from her smartphone to journalist Nick Sturdee for a report that aired on Britain’s Channel 4 News.

Here’s the really interesting part of this story, however (emphasis mine):

She is heard sobbing on the call. He tries to reassure her, saying: ”Everything is good, please don’t say anything.”

Zubeidat also told Channel 4 News that her son assured her he did not need any money from his family.

She said: “He said ‘’Mama, do not worry about me. I do have money. Somebody opened an account for me and people send me money here and I do have lots of money.’”

She said she asked him how much money he had and he replied: “Thousands [sic] dollars.”

Anyone else think that sounds a bit shady?