BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) — The sister of the marathon bombing suspect allegedly threatened a woman her boyfriend is involved in a custody dispute with, and referenced a bomb.
Ailiana Tsarnaeva allegedly threatened the mother of her boyfriend’s children by saying, “I know people who can put a bomb on you.”
Marathon bombing survivor Marc Fucarile described her alleged threats as “arrogant.”
"My six-year-old son says something to another boy, those are just words. She’s a grown adult you know, she can chose to use different words," he said.
Tsarnaeva eventually turned herself into police after making the threats, but the Fucarile’s say the damage has already been done. The bombs that Tsarnaeva’s bothers allegedly placed on Boylston Street during last year’s marathon changed the victims’ lives forever. Fucarile, for one, will live the rest of his life coping with operations and pain.
When asked what he would want Tsarnaeva to know about his road to recovery, he said he “didn’t think she’d care.”
"I don’t think there’s anything you could show her, you know, how I get ready in the morning, how I take a shower, how I have to play with my son now," he said.
The story is gaining national television coverage, which is causing some to ask if Tsarnaeva’s words could have an impact on the case against her brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Boston criminal defense attorney David Yannetti said it was a possibility.
"I think that at a minimum if you are defending Tsarnaev, you don’t like anything in the news that mentions the name Tsarnaev and bomb in the same sentence," he said.
Ailiana Tsarnaeva has been charged with aggravated harassment. She was released and is due in court in September. Fucarile says he hopes she has to serve some jail time so she is forced to think long and hard about why what she said is so insulting.