unending expansion of the federal investigation.Yet another friend of accused Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his dead brother, Tamerlan, is caught in the seemingly
Stephen Silva, 21, of Cambridge pleaded not guilty to charges of heroin dealing and possession of a firearm with defaced serial number.
The gun in question is a P95 Ruger 9mm pistol, similar to the one allegedly used by the Tsarnaev brothers in the murder of Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier and the subsequent shootout with police in Watertown, Mass.
The 16-page indictment
against Silva makes no mention of either the Boston Marathon bombing or
the shooting of Sean Collier. The U.S. attorney’s office in Boston,
which brought the charges, declined to say if the arrest of Silva was related to the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.
And according to the Boston Globe: “Details of the gun case remain unknown, and law enforcement officials would not comment.”
On the record, that is.