Marathon Bombing

Boston Suspects Met Conspiracy Theorist

Years before they allegedly bombed the Boston Marathon, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got to know a conspiracy theorist through their mother. An attorney for Donald Larking, an anti-American conspiracy theorist, said his client shared materials with the brothers that indicated the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, either didn’t happen or were perpetrated by the U.S. government. The Tsarnaevs got to know Larking because their mother was a home health aid to Larking’s wife, who was disabled from birth. Larking’s attorney also said that Larking had been shot in the head in 1974 and suffered brain damage as a result.