Lots of different stories on this. Came across this one this morning. Seems Todashev was confessing to the triple murder in Waltham. Could be that info on the slayings came up during the investigation of the possible Todashev/Tsarnaev Boston bombing connection?
My question is, did the confrontation between Todashev and the agent occur apart from the interrogation, or was this during the interrogation---in which case, what the hell was he doing with a weapon??
NBC News reported Wednesday morning that law enforcement officials said Todashev had confessed to the agent in Florida that he played a role in a triple murder in 2011 in which three men were killed in an apartment in Waltham, Mass.
Their throats had been cut, and their bodies were covered with marijuana. No suspects had been arrested in that case, but it has been reported that authorities suspected Tamerlan Tsarnaev was also involved in that triple murder.
The NBC News report said FBI agents were questioning Todashev on Tuesday. He was cooperative at first, law enforcement officials told NBC, but late Tuesday night, he attacked the agent with a knife — and the agent shot and killed him.
The NBC report says that Todashev became violent as he was about to sign a written statement based on his confession.
The officials told NBC that Todashev had some connections with radical Chechen rebels, but it was not clear whether he had any role in radicalizing Tsarnaev.