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The aunt of the suspected Boston bomber claimed Friday afternoon on CNN that her nephew Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was framed for the attack.
"I'm suspicious that this was staged," Maret Tsarnaev said from Toronto, Canada.
Asked who she believes framed them and why, she responded, "Whoever needs this. Whoever is looking for those who need to be blamed for these attacks."
"Who is interested in this case? When you are blowing up people, and you want to bring attention to something, for some purpose, you know, you do that math," she said. "I'm used to being set up. Before I left former Soviet Union country, that's how I lived. Always."
The aunt said she found the FBI footage of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan walking yards apart to be "strange."
"They are normal young men," she insisted.
Maret Tsarnaev earlier spoke to Jenny Yuen of the Toronto Sun and voiced skepticism that her two nephews were responsible for the bombings this week during the Boston Marathon.