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Anonymous source sending money to accused Boston bomber

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev has a sugar daddy.

The English edition of the Voice of Russia radio station reported Tuesday that anonymous sources had filled a bank account for Tsarnaev with at least a “thousand” dollars. Tsarnaev, 19 and still hospitalized from injuries sustained while he evaded capture, has also reportedly told his mother that “everything is fine,” and that he is being fed “chicken and rice.”

Tsarnaev’s unknown benefactor or benefactors came to light after Channel 4, a British news agency, released a translated recording of a call between Tsarnaev and his mother. The parents still live in the Dagestan region of southern Russia, and are apparently allowed one phone call with their son per month.

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the terrorists’ mother, also claimed that she had been given $8,000 in support. Both parents still maintain that theirs son is innocent. Tsarvaeva cries during the interview while Dzhokhar tries to comfort her over the phone.

The alleged terrorist also tells his mother that he is not in pain, and last week the BBC, among numerous other news outlets, reported that he had begun walking on his own. He faces numerous charges and could face the death penalty if convicted.

Channel 4 filmed the Tsarnaev parents in their home in Dagestan for the report. Authorities believe Dzhokar’s older brother, Tamerlan, became radicalized in Dagestan during a six-month trip to Russia in 2012. The elder Tsarnaev was killed by police and then run over by his fleeing brother four days after the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.