Prosecutor: Tsarnaev told friends before Boston bombings that martyrs 'go straight to heaven'

  • by: DENISE LAVOIE , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 7, 2014 - 3:55 PM

BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a friend a month before the deadly attack that he knew how to make a bomb and said it's good to be a martyr because you "die with a smile on your face and go straight to heaven," a federal prosecutor told jurors Monday at the friend's obstruction trial.

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