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After Dzhokhar Tsarnaev emerged from the boat in Watertown investigators got their first look at what he wrote inside.
Tsarnaev's words were revealed in new court documents filed by the US Attorney's Office.
The accused bomber wrote he was jealous of his dead brother Tamerlan.
"I do not mourn because his soul is very much alive. God has a plan for each person. Mine was to hide in this boat and shed some light on our actions."
Tsarnaev went on to write "...we Muslims are one body, you hurt one you hurt us all... know you are fighting men who look into the barrel of your gun and see heaven, now how can you compete with that."
In the court documents, the US Attorney's Office asked the judge to deny Tsarnaev's motion to declare the death penalty unconstitutional.
The government also argued statements Tsarnaev made to two agents from his hospital bed should be allowed in court.
They cited a public safety concern in part because, "of the two remote-control detonators used during the Marathon bombings, only one was recovered, suggesting that the Tsarnaevs (or someone else) had retained the other one for possible use with additional bombs."
The bombs, pressure cookers rigged with "improvised fuses made from Christmas lights...and remote control detonators fashioned from model car parts..." were sophisticated enough to create concern the Tsarnaevs had help from a terrorist group.
While prosecutors admitted Tsarnaev's repeated requests for an attorney weren't met, they say their questioning wasn't coercive and that agents "took steps to increase his comfort, such as removing his handcuff every time they entered the room, adjusting his pillows as needed."
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