The Boston marathon bombings were back in the headlines this week as three new arrests were made following the April 15 attack which killed three people and injured hundreds more. Taken into custody were Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev and Robel Phillipos, who were charged with conspiring to obstruct justice and making false statements, respectively.
These new developments took place just a few days after Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White returned to his native "Beantown" to cut some checks to help fund the recovery efforts and ultimately, the healing process.
White vents to Boston Globe:
"From a guy who's walked those streets and been there at the finish line so many times, it really freaked me out. I have a hard time talking about it. How cowardly and disgusting that these people, who lived in the city as long as they did, did that. To put the bag right next to kids, I don't even like talking about it. I brought checks and I got money. The UFC donated, I donated personally, the Fertitta brothers donated personally, and FOX donated. I was really happy about that."
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who trained at this local MMA gym in Boston, was killed during a firefight with police in his attempt to elude authorities. His brother, 19 year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured (and wounded) shortly thereafter and is being held in a secure medical facility.
The suspects arrested this week -- college friends of Tsarnaev -- will remain in custody until their hearing on May 14.