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WBUR’s Robin Young: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Is My Nephew’s Friend

Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev (left) and Here & Now host Robin Young’s nephew (right) are pictured in a Cambridge Rindge and Latin graduation photo. Tsarnaev has been identified as the surviving suspect in the marathon bombings. (Robin Young/WBUR)

Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev (left) and Here & Now host Robin Young’s nephew (right) are pictured in a Cambridge Rindge and Latin graduation photo. Tsarnaev has been identified as the surviving suspect in the marathon bombings. (Robin Young/WBUR)

Robin Young, host of WBUR’s Here & Now, realized during the manhunt on Friday morning that the sought-after suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is a close friend of her nephew and had once visited her home for a pre-prom event that she hosted.

Young spoke on Friday with her nephew, who was still trying to understand the news.

“To be honest with you, even still looking at the picture, even still looking at the reports, it’s still kind of hard to accept that this would happen and accept that this would be him,” he said.

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