Originally posted by Jakes51
reply to post by Brocade
Maybe his trip to Russia was not an escape plan?
I was replying to the suggestion that 'His travels to Russia would imply that he was going to lay low, and avoid the heat from local law enforcement
about the murders', ie, an escape plan. I agree it wasn't an escape plan
Although, January 2012 is not that much time away from when the murders took place on September 2011.
Four months seems like an eternity if you're waiting every night for that knock on your door. Aren't most crimes solved either quickly or not at all?
Sitting around for four months before deciding to flee the country just doesn't make sense to me.
Perhaps, it took him a few months to get his travel expenses in order? From what I gather, he was not living well at the time. He and his wife
were on public aide, and the wife was working 70 hours week as home health aide. Where I live, they do not make that much money.
Then why not take the $5k instead of leaving it lying next to the bodies? Two (or four, heh) birds with one stone.
Investigations take time. We do not know if there was any interviews between Tamerlane and the Boston PD in the two month time
Sept 11 - January 12 is four months, not two. Agreed, we don't know if there were any interviews but all the reports suggest that there was
absolutely no suspicion directed to him before he was named in association with the marathon bombing - though yeah, that doesn't mean there
I think something spooked him. The police might have been closing in? It is only my theory on the information available at this time. His close
relationship to one of the victims makes him a suspect. Thanks for the reply!
I don't agree that he was spooked and ran as I don't see any evidence of him running. If the police had been closing in, why didn't they renew their
interest once he was back in Boston, for nearly a year between returning and the marathon bombing?
He had been close to Mess, true, but they had supposedly become more distant before Mess's murder. Apparently Tamerlan had become increasingly
extremist in his religious beliefs before Mess's death. Mess and his friends were Jewish: that might be reason enough for someone consumed with
religious bigotry not to attend his funeral.
There are suggestions that Tamerlan might have had some involvement with drug dealing. If Mess and his friends were indeed murdered over a turf war,
and Tamerlan was indeed dealing, it's very easy to understand why he'd have wanted to visibly distance himself from them - an attack like that isn't
just an attack on the victims, it's a warning to anyone else stepping on the same toes. Staying away from the funeral and underplaying his
association with them but not feeling the need to immediately run to another country would fit with this.
I totally agree that one or both could be involved, I just don't think that the evidence we currently have, such as it it, really points towards
anyone. It would be very convenient and reassuring for a lot of people if such a brutal crime could be closed, but not if it's just by passing it on
to the current local scapegoats.
Thanks to you too for the discussion, it's very interesting!
edit on 11-5-2013 by Brocade because: clarification