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Tsarnaev Friend: 'He Asked Me To Potentially Borrow The Gun'04:26

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In the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Tuesday, jurors heard from Stephen Silva, one of Dzhokhar's high school friends.

Silva testified that he gave Tsarnaev a 9 mm handgun, which was later used to kill MIT police officer Sean Collier, carjack a motorist in Cambridge and send a volley of shots at police in Watertown in the wake of the marathon attacks.


Jack Lepiarz, WBUR reporter. He tweets @Lepiarz.


WBUR: Friend Says He Gave Boston Marathon Bomber Handgun

  • "A close friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has testified he gave a gun to the Boston Marathon bomber two months before the attack."

This segment aired on March 17, 2015.

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