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Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev upgraded to fair condition, reportedly shares info with investigators

04.23.13 at 1:45 pm ET
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Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was upgraded to fair condition by doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, according to information released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston, and he reportedly continues to communicate with investigators about the attack.

According to a Washington Post report, Tsarnaev has acknowledged his role in the bombings and said American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were the primary motivation.

The report, citing U.S. officials familiar with the interviews, indicates the 19-year-old revealed he and his brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, acted independently, with no direct connection to Islamist militant groups overseas.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed Thursday night in a confrontation with police in Watertown that ended with Dzhokhar driving over his brother and dragging his body down the street, authorities have said.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property. He could face the death penalty.

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