The accused heroin dealer who has been charged with providing a handgun to the Boston Marathon bombers told police that he smokes a lot of weed himself to cope with his close link to the bombings. We spoke with ABC reporter Michele McPhee about the connections between the gun and the killing of multiple drug dealers before the Marathon bombing.
On July 23rd, Howie Carr (the king of comedy gold) interviewed Michele McPhee about the arrest of Stephen Silva. She spoke extensively about the case, and even though Howie was a bit obsessed about who had EBT cards, this is what Michele had to say based on FBI files that she had seen:
Stephen Silva was a roommate of Robel at UMD.
The ATF used a chemical process to raise the scraped-off serial number of the gun. The gun was legally purchased in Maine, but the buyer then gave it to a “crack cocaine crew” in Portland. Many in the crew were Muslim and had come from Cambridge by way of Eretiea and the Sudan. The name of the bust was “Operation Run This Town.”
Brendan Mess’s Sudanese Muslim girlfriend knew Tamerlan and had gone to the same mosque with him. Her former husband died mysteriously; it was ruled a suicide but the gunshot wound was at the back of the head.
Khairullozhon Matanov and Ibragim Todashev were roommates at the time of the Waltham murders. They were shown to be in the area at the time of the murders because of the use of their EBT cards – which contradicts the statement of Ibragim’s widow that he was not in Massachusetts.
Matanov said that he was here to attend Quincy College. He only attended for nine days before he got political asylum.
Matanov is also a suspect in the Waltham murders.
One of the “crack cocaine crew” gave up Stephen Silva’s name.
Matanov had seen Tamerlan with another gun beside the BB gun.
Katherine Russell and Zahira are now living with the Tsarnaev sisters.
Bella was collecting EBT benefits in her father Anzor’s name well into 2013.
Ailina’s counterfeiting case also involved fake IDs.
The Tsarnaevs had “under-the-table” jobs.
One of Tamerlan’s pizza delivery jobs was at Jerry’s Italian Kitchen, which was the last place called by the Waltham murder victims. The delivery man (not Tamerlan) went to the apartment and got no answer.
“There are drugs throughout this entire case.”
Tamerlan was “laughing his head off” at the footage of the man falling down in the middle of the street after the first bomb blast, according to Matanov. This happened when Matanov took the brothers to dinner the evening of the bombings.
I know that none of this looks good for the Tsarnaev family and their friends, but I listened to the interview and feel obliged to put it out there. We shall see how this pans out.