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If a "star" is to emerge from this week of bloodshed and panic, it would seem that star has quickly become Ruslan Tsarni, uncle to suspected Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Tamerlan is now dead following an early morning standoff with police. As authorities continue looking for Tamerlan's younger brother, the men's Uncle Ruslan took questions outside of his home in Montgomery Village, Maryland.
Among other things, Tsarni said that he is "ashamed" of his nephews and that they are "being losers." "Turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness," Tsarni said he'd like to tell Dzhokhar. "He put a shame on this family. He put a shame on the entire Chechnyan ethnicity."
Tsarni's emotional, unvarnished, and touching statements have turned him into somewhat of a viral phenomenon—his name is a Twitter trending topic—presumably as people search desperately for any sliver of decency in a story that's been nothing but hideous and depressing from the outset.