Some of the mes­sages are typ­ical of a college-​​age teenager, talking about doing laundry and playing beer pong. But over time, Tsarnaev’s tweets are also evi­dence of a transformation.

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity crim­i­nol­o­gist James Alan Fox ana­lyzed Tsarnaev’s writ­ings. “You see throughout these tweets a mix­ture of ordi­nary activ­i­ties and par­tying for example,  yet a growing attach­ment to Islam, to Chechnya and a dis­like and dis­dain for America,” said Fox.

What he was doing with his brother, allegedly in terms of preparing to bomb the marathon, was part of his life, not the totality of his life.”

Read the article at WCVB TV →