3-year-old Tsarnaev Daughter

3-year-old Tsarnaev daughter, Tsarnaev also had a child, 3-year-old Zahara, with a 24-year-old college graduate, Katherine Russell, who converted to Islam. The 26-year-old, who appears to become increasingly radicalized over the last few years, was killed in a shoot-out with police on Thursday night.

According To Daily Mail...Friends revealed that Tamerlan was changed by the murder of best friend Brendan Mess. Two years ago Mess and two other men - Raphael Teken and Erik Weissman - were murdered on September 12, 2011.

Their bodies were found covered in marijuana in an apartment in Waltham, Massachusetts, and had their throats slit with a knife or ice pick.

Initially police said two other people had been there on the day and they were looking to question them although no one has ever been charged.

Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts center owner John Allan said Tsarnaev and Mess used to work out at his gym together but Tsarnaev stopped coming after Mess was murdered.

The event clearly still haunted Tsarnaev as recently as last week when he suddenly returned to his old gym and started acting unusually.

The business owner who was traveling in Thailand at the time said he received an e-mail saying Tsarnaev had been in but acted rudely and disrespectfully to other gym-users.

'It was a clear indication that something was up,' Allan told the Boston Globe. 'He was becoming a complete [expletive].'

Family members reported that Tamerlan seemed to become more devout from  2009.

Aunt Maret Tsarnaeva said her nephew went from praying no more than once a day to praying five times a day.
A neighbor reported he started changing his dress while his uncle said he lectured him on religion in 2009.
'There certainly were mentors,’ Ruslan Tsarni said. 'I was shocked when I heard his words, his phrases, when every other word he starts sticking in words of God.

'I question what he’s doing for work, (and) he claimed he would just put everything in the will of God. It was a big concern to me. He called me 'confused' when I started explaining to him, make yourself useful to yourself and to your family and maybe you’ll have extra to share with everybody else.

'It wasn’t devotion, it was something, as it’s called, being radicalized. Not understanding what he is talking (about). He is just using words for the sake of the words and not understanding the meaning of it.’
It was in recent months however that he appeared to become radicalized, posting about terrorism online from around five months ago.

'I used to warn Dzhokhar that Tamerlan was up to no good,' Zaur Tsarnaev, 26, the suspects cousin from Makhachkala, Russia, said.

'[Tamerlan] was always getting in trouble. He was never happy, never cheering, never smiling. He used to strike his girlfriend. . . . He was not a nice man.'

'He could manipulate him,' an uncle told the New York Times.

They painted a picture of Dzhokhar as the weaker of the pair led astray by his older sibling.
Peter Tean, 21, a high school wrestling teammate, said that he thought Dzhokhar copied his brother's love of boxing by taking up the sport.

'He’s done these violent sports because his brother’s a boxer,' Mr. Tean told the Boston Globe. 'He really loves his brother, looks up to him.'

He was described as settled in America with a good network of friends.

The family appears to have been torn apart with Tsarnaev falling out with his uncle Alvi Tsarnaev two years ago.
He phoned him the night before he was killed asking for 'forgiveness'. The uncle from Montgomery Village, Maryland, didn't reveal what the disagreement was about.

'He said, 'I love you and forgive me,' he said
'We were not talking for a long time because there were some problems. We were not happy with each other.'
'I asked him what he was doing. He said, "I fix cars, I got married, got a baby,'
'Killing innocent people, I cannot forgive that,' he said. 'It's crazy. I don't believe it now even. How can I forgive this?'