Friend: Boston Marathon Suspect Was 'Nice Kid'
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Sanjaya Lamichhane, a high school friend of a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, said 'there isn't any indication he would do something like this.' He also said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a 'nice kid, always smiling.' (April 19)


SHOTLIST:AP - AP CLIENTS ONLYWatertown, Massachusetts - April 19, 2013AP Images - Undated handout photos1. SOUNDBITE: Sanjaya Lamichhane/Friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev"I went to Cambridge Rindge and Latin School with Dzhokhar and then I graduated in 2010, he graduated in 2011. And after that, I went to Umass Dartmouth as a physics major and he went to Umass Dartmouth as a mechanical engineer. I transferred from UMass Dartmouth to Umass Boston last year. So I met him at Umass Dartmouth a couple of times"2. SOUNDBITE: Sanjaya Lamichhane/Friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev"Me and Dzhokhar wrestled in high school, we're the same weight class. He as 112, I was 112 too. But i was in JV, he was in varsity. That was my junior year. And he was my partner so we used to wrestle all the time and we used to eat lunch together. We used to talk about random stuff, you know. High school boys - we talked about girls, school, grades, you know. Pretty much it."3. SOUNDBITE: Sanjaya Lamichhane/Friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev"I look back into it and there isn't any indication that he would do anything like this. He was such a nice kid. you would see him, this is the kind of kid you would see and you'd want to be best friends with him. He was such a nice kid, always smiling. He's such a nice kid, that's all I can say. If you were to get picked at, he'd stand up for you. Also he was captain of the wrestling team so he's a leader as well. He's a smart kid, obviously, because he's starting as a mechanical engineer, he's smart, he's nice, he's always smiling."4. SOUNDBITE: Sanjaya Lamichhane/Friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev"He was my friend on Facebook but he didn't post so many posts on Facebook, neither did I so would just bump into each other once - we saw each other at Umass Dartmouth a couple of times and we just talked about stuff like how are your classes going? He was talking about his calculus class, he didn't do as well as he wanted to."5. SOUNDBITE: Sanjaya Lamichhane/Friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev"My mom woke me up at 9 in the morning, I saw the picture and i knew it was him. My friend called me and he called me and was like yo, you have to go down to East Cambridge and let the people know who he is because on facebook I kept seeing all this stuff that he's a bad guy. For me, i think he's a good guy. Like, people don't know him. You don't know the full story and people are just making assumptions. He was a good guy, he would stand up for me, stand up for people who were in trouble. He's a good guy, I know that. And a lot of people know that i and i want to stand up for him. That's the reason i'm here.i want people to know he's a good guy and if he's listening to them I want him to know that you should drop down his gun or whatever he has and just talk with people because he's a nice guy and he can get through this."(****END****)