From the CBC's Leslie MacKinnon in Ottawa: The aunt of the two suspects in the Boston bombings tells CBC News she does not believe they were involved in the crime, and says the FBI has no evidence other than pictures of the two young men walking on street near the finish line.
Maret Tsarnaeva, contacted by CBC News by phone on Friday, lives in Toronto. She said she has not yet contacted her brother, who is the father of the two suspects, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
"My nephews cannot be part of this terrible, horrible act that was committed in the streets of Boston," she told CBC.
"I know these two nephews, smart boys, good boys, they have no motive for that, they have no ideas to be going to this kind of act. It's just not the case, it cannot be true," she said.
Tsarneava, who has lived in Canada since 1996, says she hasn't seen the boys for five or six years. However, she says she spoke to the oldest, 26 year old Tamerlan Tsaenaev, two years ago when his daughter was born, and then again a year ago. She said Tamerlin is married to a woman whom she described as a Christian, and that he's been staying at home taking care of his daughter while his wife worked
Tsarneava said she isn't ready yet to believe Tamerlain is dead. She also said she spoke to someone at the FBI Friday morning to tell them the two men are her nephews and that they are innocent.