Why Did the FBI Kill Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Accomplice-to-Be if He Was Unarmed?

By Alexander Abad-Santos

May 30, 2013

Law enforcement officials are walking their claims of self-defense all the way back a week after the shooting of Ibragim Todashev — the 27-year-old man who was about to officially confess to a triple murder in Massachusetts and finger Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev while he was at it — in his Orlando home by an FBI agent. 

The Washington Post and Orlando's NBC affiliate  both now report that Todashev was unarmed and alone in a room with the single FBI agent when he was killed early on the morning of May 22, two evolving details that continue to raise questions about why investigators used lethal force against a man who may not have posed a lethal threat but who definitely had key information on Tsarnaev.

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By Alexander Abad-Santos

May 30, 2013

http://www.govexec.com/defense/2013/05/whyd-fbi-kill-tamerlan-tsarnaevs-accomplice-be-if-he-was-unarmed/63941/