The mother of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects not only believes her sons are innocent — she thinks it’s possible the attack didn’t even happen.
Zubeidat Tsarnaev told CNN in the Russian republic of Dagestan that she thinks the bombing that killed three people and injured more than 100 others could have been staged.
“I saw a very, very interesting video last night that the marathon was something like a really big play. There is, like, paint instead of blood, like it is made up something,” she said.
Asked whether she really thinks that, Zubeidat Tsarnaev replied, “That’s what I want to know, because everybody’s talking about it: that this is a show, that’s what I want to know. That’s what I want to understand.”
Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed last week after a shootout with police. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, captured alive, remains hospitalized and is facing federal charges in the terror attack.
Zubeidat Tsarnaev also told reporters Thursday that she regrets living in the U.S. for a time, charging that America “took” her children from her.
“I would prefer not to have lived in America. Why did I go there?” she said in an emotional news conference. “I thought America would protect us. America took my kids away from me…I’m sure my kids were not involved in anything.”