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Boston Marathon Bombing: 7 New Developments

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It has been a week since the man suspected of planting the Boston Marathon bombs with his brother was captured. Now, while Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, sits in a federal prison and his alleged accomplice Tamerlan Tsnarnaev‘s body remains unclaimed, here are the latest developments in the case that has shocked the country.

1. Did They Have Outside Help?

Investigators fear the bombing suspects may not have acted alone. ABC News is reporting that law officials are concerned the Tsarnaev brothers may have had outside help from a master bomb-maker overseas, rather than just learning about how to make an explosive by reading Al Qaeda’s Inspire magazine.

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2. Police Search Landfill For Laptop

Investigators have been combing through a dump in New Bedford, Massachusetts searching for Dzhokhar’s computer. According to CNN.com, a law enforcement official involved in the case says the suspect told authorities to look there.

3. Suspects’ Friends Arrested

The police have detained two of Dzhokar’s friends. The men have been identified as Dias Kadyrbayev, 19, and Azamat Tazhayakov, 20. Both are from Kazakhstan and were arrested on suspicion they violated the terms of their student visas. Both men were recently pictured with the alleged bomber in Times Square.

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4. An iPhone May Have Thwarted New York Attack

Fresh details have emerged about the carjacking victim who escaped from the bombing suspects’ clutches when they were on the run last week. The 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur known only as “Danny” fled when the Tsarnaev brothers stopped for gas. In an interview with the Boston Globe, he says he told police they could track down the SUV the brothers were driving in one of two ways – by the iPhone he had left behind and the Mercedes satellite system, mbrace. The brothers were believed to be en route to New York.

5. Bomber’s Chilling Tweet

On the day of the Boston Marathon bombing Dzhokhar posted a chilling tweet on what is believed to be his Twitter page. In what seems to be a conversation about the attack the suspect – who goes by the name Jahar – wrote: “@MelloChamp, “god hates dead people” and “these people are cooked.”

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6. Drones May Be Used In Boston Marathon 2014

Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis says he may consider using domestic reconnaissance drones to protect the public at next year’s marathon. He told the Boston Herald: “Drones are a great idea…that would be much cheaper to run than a helicopter…”

7. Little Leaguers Honor Eight-Year-Old Victim

On Saturday Martin Richard – the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing – was honored by his teammates in an emotional ceremony at the Savin Hill Little League field in Dorchester, WCVB.com is reporting.

A parade was held in Boston firefighters lined the route wearing shirts that said: “We are Martin’s Firefighters” on the front and the number eight – the third grader’s age and little league number – on the back.

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