Older suspect said 'I like the USA' in 2004 interview

Deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev reportedly told a Massachusetts newspaper in 2004: "I like the USA".

Tamerlan Tsarnaev (r) pictured with brother Dzhokhar at the Boston Marathon.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev (r) pictured with brother Dzhokhar at the Boston Marathon. Credit: FBI

Speaking after winning a novice boxing match, Tsarnaev told the Lowell Sun: "I like the USA ... America has a lot of jobs. That's something Russia doesn't have. You have a chance to make money here if you are willing to work."

According to the 2004 article, Tsarnaev grew up in Grozny, Chechnya, and moved to the US with his family in 2003.

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