Selected extracts of Dias’ texts between April 15 (the day of the bombing) and April 20, the day after Dzhokhar is captured.
April 15, 2.45 p.m. Bombs explode in Boylston Street
Conversation between Dias and "Mama US", minutes after the explosions.
Mother, just now two bombs exploded in Boston.
At the marathon finish line!
There are people there with no legs lying around
I am telling you
How do you know this?
Bayan told me... and then I looked up on the internet
We started reading now
We can hear the sirens around now
April 18, Around 5 p.m. Images of the suspects of the bombing are released
Conversation between Dias and “Jahar”
Pick me up please
Sorry man I'm in Boston
I am tryan go to umass
u saw the news?
I saw the news...
Better not text me my friend
u saw urself there?
Ifyu want yu can go to my room and take what's there :) but ight bro Salam aleikum
whats wrong with u?
Can’t right now man
April 18, 10:24 p.m. MIT Officer Sean Collier is found shot
April 19, 1:20 a.m. Tamerlan is taken to hospital after shooout in Watertown
“Aza” texts Dias
Where are you looking?
April 19, 2:26 a.m.
I think they caught his brother..
Conversation between Dias and “Mama US”
I haven’t slept all night...
April 19, 10:51 a.m.
dad called the embassy
I talked to the embassy
If these are our representatives, then send me the address and send me the phone number
they say not to say anything
and said to send the address
I am asking you...
that is our kz embassy in New York
Give me the pone number
don’t you worry
mother call the ambassador
to the ambassador
say they are looking for me
THE FBI IS HERE
April 19, around 6:30 p.m. A Watertown neighbor notifies police he saw blood and a body laying inside his boat. Around two hours later, Dzhokhar is taken to hospital after being captured.