Accused Boston Marathon Bomber Leaves Message Before Capture

Tsarnaev's final blood stained message to the U.S. government before he was captured.

ABC News releases image showing Tsarnaev’s final blood stained message to the U.S. government before he was captured.

A photograph released April 17, 2014 displays the final thoughts of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev written onto a wall inside the boat he had sought refuge in while still at-large in the aftermath of the April 15 Boston marathon bombing.  State and federal authorities have confirmed the authenticity of the image.

The contents of the handwritten note, along with other details, were outlined in Tsarnaev’s June 26, 2013 indictment.  The freshly released image that coincides with the text is no less chilling today, reading:

The U.S. Government is killing our innocent civilians; I can’t stand to see such evil go unpunished; We Muslims are one body, you hurt one you hurt us all; Now I don’t like killing innocent people it is forbidden in Islam but due to said (unintelligible) it is allowed;  Stop killing our innocent people and we will stop

The 74 page indictment includes 30 counts, 17 of which carry the punishment of death.  Tsarnaev is being charged for the murder of three people and assault of more than 260 by-standers and marathon participants wounded in the initial explosions.  He will face an additional murder charge for the MIT cop who was shot and killed during the manhunt. Other charges include using weapons of mass destruction and conspiracy.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is currently in solitary confinement at a segregated housing unit at former Army installation FMC Devens, a federal prison medical facility roughly 35 miles from where the bombing occurred. He’s scheduled to go to trial in early November 2014, when prosecutors will seek the death penalty.