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Todashev death investigation to go into 2014

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – Investigators in Florida said it's going to take more time to investigate the death of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect's associate.

Ibragim Todashev was killed in May while FBI agents questioned him about his friendship with Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Officials originally said the Chechen man lunged at an agent with a knife. They later said it was not clear what had happened.

On Friday, Florida state attorney Jeffrey Ashton said the investigation would likely conclude and findings would be made public in early 2014.

Officials claim Todashev was about to give details and possibly confess to a triple murder in Waltham that bombing suspect number one Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have been involved in. But his family and close friends say he was never interviewed about the matter and that his case was not handled professionally.

There are conflicting reports about whether or not Todashev was armed on the night of his death. His family claims that law enforcement may have used excessive force.

Todashev's family, as well as the ACLU, have asked for an independent investigation into his death.

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