FBI’s ‘Smoking Gun’ Video of Boston Marathon Bombing Doesn’t Exist
What do former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, an appeals court justice, several potential members of the Boston Marathon bombing jury and thousands of regular Americans have in common?
They all believe that they’ve seen a video of accused bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropping a deadly backpack behind victims at the marathon on April 15, 2013—a video his defense said “does NOT actually exist.”
In a pre-trial hearing yesterday, Tsarnaev defense attorney David Bruck argued that the April 18, 2013, press conference in which former Boston FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers identified the brothers should be excluded from evidence. That, he argued, is because the FBI agent described the video footage that doesn’t really exist, which subsequently was used to convict Tsarnaev in the media.
"The evidence of his guilt is overwhelming," Judge Nap said. "The government has a signed confession, and it has a video of him placing the crock-pot which contained the bomb in front of a little boy who was killed."
(*BUT: The defense says the video doesn't exist .