Suspect's neighbor: 'He was a lovely, lovely kid'

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by Catherine Holland

CNN

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 7:19 AM

BOSTON -- Compassionate. Forthcoming. Jovial. Grateful. Caring. Those are just a few words used by Larry Aaronson to describe Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of two brothers suspected in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing and the subject of a massive manhunt.

Aaronson, a former neighbor of Tsarnaev, spoke to CNN Friday morning, explaining that he knew the 19-year-old when he was in high school.

"He was a lovely, lovely kid," Aaronson said. "I'm not trying to protect or cover up. This is what I know him to be. ... He was a wonderful kid."

Click the video above to watch the entire interview.

 

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