‘I’m not crazy,’ says boat owner who found accused Boston bomber

David Henneberry, who discovered alleged bomber Dzohkhar Tsarnaev in his boat, just purchased a new boat with money gifted by strangers. Credit: Getty Images
David Henneberry, who discovered alleged bomber Dzohkhar Tsarnaev in his boat, just purchased a new boat with money gifted by strangers.
Credit: Getty Images

The owner of the boat where the accused Boston Marathon bomber was found hiding told the Boston Globe that he is “not crazy” and never would have searched had he thought the accused bomber was hiding there.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused bomber, took cover in a boat parked in David Henneberry’s backyard in Watertown, Mass., after an overnight gun battle with police that followed the killing of a university police officer and left Tsarnaev’s older brother, Tamerlan, dead. He was found at the end of a day-long lockdown of most of the Boston area four days after the blasts.

Like most area residents, 66-year-old Henneberry and his wife, Beth, had spent April 19 hiding out in their home as heavily armed police conducted a door-to-door search for the surviving suspect. Only after a shelter-in-place order was lifted did Henneberry walk out into his backyard to investigate what had moved some of the plastic covering his boat.

“If I had seen blood out there, I wouldn’t have investigated it,” he told the Globe in an interview published on Wednesday. “I’m not crazy.”

Henneberry could not be reached for immediate further comment.

Tsarnaev, now 20, suffered multiple gunshot sounds, including one that fractured his skull, in his gun battle with police and later arrest, according to court papers. Prosecutors said he had scrawled notes inside the boat, which the FBI has seized as evidence, including one that read: “We Muslims are one body, you hurt one you hurt us all.”

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges linked to the four deaths and the wounding of 260 people when twin homemade pressure-cooker bombs exploded at the marathon’s crowded finish line.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Ex-Bitcoin official to plead guilty to Silk Road…

Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has reached a plea deal to resolve U.S. charges that he engaged in a scheme to sell over $1 million of…

International

China's army changes tactics to prepare for war…

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said China will spur military innovation and called on the army to create a new strategy for "information warfare" as…

National

California passes 'yes-means-yes' campus sexual assault bill

Californian lawmakers passed a law on Thursday requiring universities to adopt "affirmative consent" language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on…

National

Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all…

By Stephanie NebehayGENEVA (Reuters) - Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighboring countries as of Friday, but many remain trapped by the advance…

Going Out

'Friends' coffeehouse Central Perk coming to NYC —…

"Friends" is coming back for a one-off special: "The One with the Free Coffee." Warner Bros. is bringing a pop-up replica of Central Perk, the…

Movies

Interview: 'As Above, So Below' directors: 5 ways…

The fraternal directors of the found footage horror "As Above, So Below" dish on the best ways to frighten the bejesus out of audiences.

Movies

Criterion's new Jacques Demy box mixes the light…

Jacques Demy, the most effervescent of French New Wave filmmakers, gets a Criterion box all to himself, with classics like "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg."

Entertainment

Comedian Joan Rivers, 81, rushed to New York…

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Acerbic comedian and fashion critic Joan Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on Thursday after she reportedly…

NFL

3 things we learned in the Giants preseason…

The final score didn’t matter — a 16-13 win by the Giants — but it would’ve been nice to finally see Big Blue’s new-look offense get on track.

NFL

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots, 49ers start…

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots start at top

U.S. Soccer

5 facts about new England captain Wayne Rooney

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was named as the new England captain by coach Roy Hodgson on Thursday.

NFL

Jets vs. Eagles: 3 things to watch

A win on Thursday night at the Eagles would give the Jets a 3-1 record and just their second winning preseason under head coach Rex Ryan.

Style

Trend: White hot on the 2014 Emmy's red…

White was one of the big trends on the Emmy's red carpet.

Food

Recipe: Samuel Adams beer-marinated grilled shrimp

Summer calls for two things: a cold beer and light food. Sam Adams' Latitude 48 IPA fairly bursts with citrus notes, making it an ideal marinade…

Wellbeing

4 healthy ingredient swaps to make your meals…

When it comes to eating well, everyone knows they could be doing better. But cooking in an apartment on a busy schedule is a recipe…

Wellbeing

Heart trumps brain when it comes to movies…

When you need a good cry, do you reach for the movie that’s “based on a true story”? Science says you’re giving your brain far…