CBS Boston
April 29, 2013

BOSTON (CBS) -`Misha' Found In Rhode Island, Cooperating With Investigators

CBS Boston
April 29, 2013

BOSTON (CBS) - `Misha,' the mysterious man linked to Boston Marathon
bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, has been located in Rhode Island.

Misha, whose full name is Mikhail Allakhverdov, lives with his elderly
parents in their apartment in West Warwick.

Reporters camped outside the complex Monday, but there has been no
sign of him.

According to the Tsarnaev family, Misha converted Tamerlan to a strict
form of Islam and may have radicalized him. Misha told the New York
Review of Books he did know Tamerlan, but he had not spoken to him in
three years.

He also said he never met the family members who accused him of
radicalizing Tamerlan, but he would not describe the nature of their

`I wasn't his teacher. If I had been his teacher, I would have made
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sure he never did anything like this,' Allakhverdov, 39, told the

He claimed he's met with the FBI and has turned over his laptop and
cell phone.

`He's been cooperative, according to the people I've spoken to,' CBS
News Senior Correspondent John Miller said Monday.

`They asked him for all the stuff they ask for in these things, can we
have your computer, can we go over your phone, they're going to want
to mirror his hard drive and see what his contacts were. They say he
handed everything over, explained the relationship, said (he) wasn't a

`He's a guy who's now from Rhode Island, who was up in Boston at the
time, knew the family, but he doesn't emerge as any fiery preacher or
anybody of significance. So it's interesting to hear the family
version of this svengali who came in and, to use their words, `took
over our sons' brain' and this guy who said, you know, `I gave him
some perspectives on life, but that was about it.''

So what was the motive for the bombings?

It's still not known, but Miller said profilers are looking for `that
stressor in life' if there wasn't some individual who guided him this

`What was that thing that pushed them over the edge?' Miller said.

`Once Tamerlan realized `I'm not going to represent the United States
in the Olympics on the boxing team'... that's a concept of what you
can't have, you turn against.'

From: Baghdasarian