Accused Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev scrawled a note on the wall of a boat where he was hiding just before he was captured by police last year.
An image obtained by ABC News reveals the content of that message:
“The U.S. government is killing our innocent civilians, but most of you already know that … I can’t stand to see such [bullet hole] go unpunished. We Muslims are one body. You kill one of us, you hurt [bullet hole] us all.”
Two state and federal law enforcement officials allegedly confirmed the authenticity of the image.
The red that appears on the boat wall could be paint or, as officials stated, blood.
Tsarnaev, now 20, was injured in a firefight with police hours before he was arrested. During that shootout, his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 27, was killed.
Tsarnaev’s attorney David Bruck reportedly had no comment when shown the image Wednesday.
“If the government’s indictment is true, this [case] is about a family,'' Bruck said, adding, "A story of this family and the relationships between the people in it."
Previous court filings maintain that Dzhokhar was just doing his brother’s bidding.
He pleaded not guilty to 30 counts stemming for the bombing of the Boston Marathon, which killed three people, including an 8-year-old boy.