Officials: Bombing suspect has stopped talking after Miranda warning
BOSTON (WKOW) -- Sixteen hours after investigators began interrogating him, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stopped talking after being read his constitutional rights.
Officials briefed on the interrogation say the 19-year-old suspect went silent after a magistrate judge and a representative from the U.S. Attorney's office gave him his Miranda warning. The officials insisted on anonymity because the briefing was private.
Before being read his Miranda rights, Tsarnaev told investigators that his 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan, had recruited him to be part of the attack.
Investigators also say Tsarnaev was unarmed while hiding inside a boat in a neighborhood backyard. Originally, officials said they had exchanged gunfire with the younger brother for more than an hour before subduing his Friday night.
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