Listen: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's mother plays prison phone call with son

The Boston suspect's mother plays a taped conversation with her son, who she claims is innocent

Published June 4, 2013 1:34PM (EDT)

The U.K.'s Channel 4 News obtained, via Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's mother, the first recording of the Boston suspect's voice since the marathon bombing. In a phone call from prison, the 19-year-old tells his mother in Russian that he is eating well and in good health. She maintains her son is innocent, while the authorities state that the young suspect has already admitted responsibility for the bombings, both during (possibly admissible) questioning and in a missive reportedly scrawled inside a boat where he hid from the authorities.

Via Channel 4:

By Natasha Lennard

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