A police photographer,furious with a Rolling Stone magazine cover photo he said glamorizes the Boston Marathon suspect,released gritty images from the night Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured and then was relieved of his duties.
The photos released to Boston Magazine by Massachusetts State Police tactical photographer Sgt Sean Murphy show a bloody,disheveled Tsarnaev with the red dot of a snipers rifle laser sight on his forehead. Murphy said Tsarnaev is evil and his photos show the real Boston bomber,not someone fluffed and buffed for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. The music magazine hits the shelves this week,and some retailers have said they wont sell it. The newly released photos were taken when Tsarnaev was captured April 19,bleeding and hiding in a boat in a suburban backyard.
The April 15 bombing killed three people and injured more than 260. A police officer was allegedly killed April 18 by Tsarnaev and his brother,Tamerlan,who died following a shootout with police later that evening. Tsarnaev,an ethnic Chechen who came to the US as a child,pleaded not guilty last week while appearing nonchalant,though his face was swollen and his arm in a cast.
Police spokesman David Procopio said that the agency did not authorise the release of the photos to Boston Magazine and will not release them to other media.
The state police will have no further comment on this matter tonight, he added.