While the country sighed a collective sigh of relief after discovering that the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, apprehended by authorities injured, yet alive Friday night, it seems less and less hopeful now that he'll ever be able to come clean about why he and his older brother Tamerlan committed such horrific atrocities, as it's become unclear if he'll ever be able to speak again.
According to reports, the 19-year-old college student has a serious wound in his neck and throat, and many are speculating that it was self-inflicted, while he lay bleeding in a Watertown resident's boat, in an last ditch plea to end his life before being apprehended.
Sources explain that due to the suspicious trajectory and location of the bullet wound to his neck, which was fired at close range, investigators have concluded that a suicide attempt is likely.
Furthermore, despite the suspect's serious injuries, insiders are now reporting that he mouthed curse words to the officers standing watch in the ambulance while paramedics treated him on the way to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he is currently intubated and breathing with a ventilator.
It's still unclear if any formal charges have been filed against him, or if authorities have managed to interrogate him in any fashion thus far, but for the sake of the injured, dead, and their devastated family, friends, and loved ones, we certainly hope that they do, and quickly.
Stay strong, Boston.
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