The Tsarnaev Twitter Account You Haven’t Seen

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s other twitter account.
Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s other twitter account.

Prosecutors called FBI Agent Steve Kimball to the witness stand Monday afternoon in the federal trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Kimball discussed the agency’s analysis of two Twitter accounts linked to Tsarnaev.

The first account, @J_tsar, now followed by more than 59,000 users, has been widely written about. The second account, @Al_firdausiA, published less than 10 tweets, all in March 2013, and had fewer than 200 followers as of Monday afternoon.

According to Kimball, the tweets point to Tsarnaev’s mindset in the weeks leading up to the bombing, which the government alleges was committed to ensure the defendant reach “paradise.’’

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The government also entered the following @J_tsar tweet from the day of the 2012 Boston Marathon into evidence, suggesting it was a reference to the race.

The following @J_tsar tweets also received attention after the April 15, 2013 attack.

Tsarnaev’s last tweet, from his @J_tsar account, was on April 17, 2013, two days after the marathon.

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