By John Waller
A Florida prosecutor has determined that an FBI agent was justified when he used deadly force against Ibraghim Todashev, a Chechen man linked to the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, according to the Washington Post.
Florida state prosecutor Jeffrey Ashton’s full independent report is expected to be released Tuesday.
An FBI agent, who has not been identified by authorities, shot Todashev seven times, killing him on May 22, 2013. The FBI has said that the 27-year-old mixed-martial arts fighter attacked the agent with a metal pole during questioning in his Orlando apartment.
According to the FBI, prior to being killed, Todashev implicated himself and Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, also now deceased, in a 2011 triple homicide in Waltham, Mass.
In 2011, Raphael Teken, 37, Erik Weissman, 31 and Brendan Mess, 25, were found murdered in an apartment, ABC News reported. A Waltham investigator told ABC the crime scene was "the worst bloodbath I have ever seen in a long law enforcement career."
The FBI had previously cleared the agent. The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is finishing its own investigation, according to the Washington Post.