Source: Man killed by FBI agent ‘directly involved’ in murders, knew Tsarnaevs

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By Michael Martinez. Tom Watkins and Susan Candiotti, CNN
May 22, 2013 — Updated 2010 GMT (0410 HKT)
Ibragim Todashev, shown in a mug shot after his arrest on an aggravated battery charge this month.

Ibragim Todashev, shown in a mug shot after his arrest on an aggravated battery charge this month.


STORY HIGHLIGHTS

    • NEW: Ibragim Todashev is “directly involved” in a triple murder in Massachusetts, a source says
    • He knew deceased Boston bombing suspect through martial arts
    • Todashev had Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s phone number in his cell phone, source says
    • Boxer-turned-jihadist William Plotnikov was part of Web forum joined by Todashev

(CNN) — Ibragim Todashev, shot dead early Wednesday by the FBI in Florida, was “directly involved” in a 2011 triple homicide in Waltham, Massachusetts, a law enforcement official told CNN Wednesday.

Todashev was fatally shot by an FBI agent during questioning about those homicides and whether he played a role in last month’s Boston Marathon bombings.

“During questioning, it became clear that he was involved in the murders,” said the official on condition of anonymity.

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