Report Says Family Of Boston Bombing Suspects Paid $100G From State
The accused Boston Marathon bombers family pulled in more than $100,000 in welfare up until 2012, according to the Boston Herald. The benefits included food stamps, Section 8 housing and stipends, the report said. One person with knowledge of the documents that will be handed over to the House Post Audit and Oversight Committee told the paper, "the breadth of the benefits the family was receiving was stunning." Amid the scrutiny, the suspects' mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaaev, and her ex-husband, Anzor Tsarnaev, say they have put off the idea of any trip to the U.S. to reclaim their oldest son's body. Tamerian Tsarnaev did in a shootout with police the week of the bombings. His younger brother and former UMass Dartmouth student Dzhokhar was captured and is in a cell at a secure facility in central Mass.