06/04/2013 12:05 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Dzokhar Tsarnaev, Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect, Describes Prison In Phone Call With Mother (VIDEO)

An audio recording was released of the living suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing speaking with his mother.

In a phone conversation, Dzokhar Tsarnaev assures his mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, that he is being fed and in good condition, the British news station Channel 4 reports.

"I'm already eating and have been for a long time," Tsarnaev says in the recording, taken last week. "They are giving me rice and chicken now, everything's fine."

The soundbite is the first of Tsarnaev's voice since the April 15 terrorist attack. According to the Channel 4 report, the suspect is also financially stable thanks to donations from supporters.


Tsarnaeva maintains that her son is innocent. Authorities say that he has confessed to the attacks, pointing to a note left in the boat where he hid from law enforcement and a possibly admissible statement to interrogators prior to hearing his constitutional rights.

Tsarnaev, 19, is awaiting trial for using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction. If convicted, he will face the death penalty.



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