Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was hiding in this boat just before he was taken into custody. (Photo: CBS News)
BOSTON, MA (CBS) -- There is new evidence in the Boston Marathon bombing. Authorities say they found a note scrawled on the interior of the boat where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was hiding before his capture.
Former assistant FBI director John Miller said on "CBS This Morning" that Tsarnaev found a pen in the boat, but no paper, so he wrote on the interior wall of the cabin.
Miller says that basically the note says he does not mourn his brother Tamerlan, that Tamerlan was a martyr now and that he was in paradise, that he expected to join him there soon. That the bombings were retribution for the U.S. Crimes against Muslims in places like Iraq and Afghanistan and that the victims of the Boston bombing were "collateral damage," the same way innocent victims have been collateral damage in U.S. Wars around the world. Summing up that when you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims.
Miller says that what Tsarnaev has done is written a claim of responsibility, the thing that investigators never found anywhere else after the attack.
When Tsarnaev was first arrested by police and the FBI, he was spoke to before he was read his Miranda rights. Miller says there will be a fight as to whether or not his statements, which are similar to the ones he wrote in the note, will be admissible in court.
But Miller says because these writings are in his handwriting in a place where he was alone at the time, are certainly statements that are admissible.