By Sandra Birungi
Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told his mother, in a telephone conversation that he is receiving money from his fans.
In the very first telephone conversation between Dzhokhar and his mother while he is in prison, Dzhokhar told his mother that someone even opened up an account for him. When asked if he is in pain, he replied, “No, of course not. I’m already eating and have been for a long time,” according to a translation. The call took place last week. “They are giving me chicken and rice now, everything is fine,” he said.
The phone interview revealed that the Boston marathon suspect has received at least a “thousand” dollars in a bank account that someone opened for him since his arrest. The mother said they have so far received $8,000 from individuals pledging their support. The parents also say they have been offered one phone call a month with their son, who is in prison awaiting trial.
19-year-old Dzhokhar has been charged in federal court with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and if convicted, he faces the death penalty. Dzhokhar was shot and injured during a standoff with police just days after he and his brother Tamerlan allegedly placed two bombs near the finish line during April’s Boston Marathon killing three people and injured hundreds.
According to federal prison officials, Dzhokhar, like all inmates has a federal prison trust fund in his name. “They can receive money from outside sources and deposit money from their prison work assignments,” said Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesperson Chris Burke.
“Everything is good,” he assured his mother.
Tsarnaev’s father Anzor told his son they will meet again in heaven. “The child is in shock, he doesn’t understand what has happened to him.