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Dad of Tsarnaev friend killed in Fla. writes Obama

Dad of man killed in Fla. during Boston Marathon bombing investigation seeks help from Obama

Dad of Tsarnaev friend killed in Fla. writes Obama

BOSTON (AP) -- The father of a man shot to death by authorities in Florida while being questioned during the Boston Marathon bombing investigation has written President Barack Obama asking for help finding out what happened.

Abdulbaki Todashev says in his letter from Russia son Ibragim Todashev knew dead marathon suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev through boxing but had no connection to the bombing or any other crime. He says his son voluntarily went to an FBI office in Orlando to speak with FBI agents four times before they showed up at his apartment May 22.

Attorney Barry Cohen said Monday the elder Todashev fears a cover-up and is writing to Obama one father to another to make sure that doesn't happen.

A local prosecutor is investigating the death. An FBI spokeswoman won't comment.

Updated : 2021-05-08 11:34 GMT+08:00