More Information Released on Boston Bombings Suspects, 2 Victims Laid To Rest
KREX News Room
BOSTON-Boston residents who live near the site of last week's bombings at the city's marathon are back in their homes.
Block by block, residents, business owners, and workers were allowed back into the neighborhood where the deadly bombings rocked eight days ago.
The condition of 19-year-old bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was upgraded from serious to fair Tuesday. He has been communicating with investigators mostly through writing because a gunshot wound to his neck has limited his ability to speak.
Sources tell CBS News the radical Islamist views of Tsarnaev's older brother were behind the bombing attacks, and it does not appear they were connected to a terror group.
The dead suspect’s wife released a statement saying she was shocked to hear news reports about her husband, and brother-in-law. She says she’s cooperating with the investigation.
Public health officials revised the number of people injured in the attacks from their initial report of about 170, to more than 280.
A private funeral service was held today for 8-year-old Martin Richard. His mother and sister were also seriously wounded in the attack. The family released a statement saying this has been the most difficult week of their lives.
MIT campus police officer Sean Collier was also laid to rest Tuesday. Investigators tell CBS News the brothers assassinated the officer in his car, so they could take his gun.
CBS Reporter: Vinita Nair