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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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  • charlies

    look more to me like his partner

  • Jacob Arnon

    Appearances can and are deceiving.

  • http://twitter.com/pfpcronin Paul Cronin

    can we ever really know” anyone?

  • Class No More

    is it a surprise that a young man from Cambridge felt so disconnected, so less than, had so much less than your grand home felt he wanted to hurt people? To throw his life away as it had no meaning in this materialistic, cold hearted world? That looking at youtube video’s seemed to speak to him more than his community did ? No wonder WBUR is so out of touch. Did you know another kid, probably not invited to your house was found dead under the BU bridge in February? Did you know about half the minority kids from that class will never have a job cause they don’t “know someone” ? Wake up.

  • kspodgers

    It is shocking to me only in that so many recognized his photo and failed to drop a dime because they couldn’t believe the young man they knew would do such a thing. The real hero is the man who escaped the clutches of these terrorists and alerted the police.

  • P H

    This scumbag was receiving welfare while plotting to kill Americans. Sickening.

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