Dad of Ibragim Todashev meets with State Attorney Jeff Ashton staff
Updated On: Aug 20 2013 07:17:25 PM EDT
The father of a Chechen man who was shot to death during questioning about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect met with the Florida prosecutor reviewing the case.
Ibragim Todashev's father met with State Attorney Jeff Ashton's staff Tuesday afternoon in Orlando. Ashton expressed to Todashev his "personal condolences on the loss of his son," according to a release.
The 27-year-old Todashev was killed in May while FBI agents and police from Massachusetts and Florida questioned him at his Orlando apartment about his friendship with suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Officials originally said the Chechen man lunged at an agent with a knife. They later said it was no longer clear what happened. An investigation is being led by the FBI.
The father, Abdulbaki Todashev, came to Florida from Chechnya to get more information about what happened to his son.
Todashev did not speak on Tuesday, instead he stood silent as his attorney, Eric Ludin addressed the media after their hour-long meeting with Ashton.
"We have more confidence, as much confidence as we possibly could have at this moment that it will be a thorough investigation, and not just be an investigation where wrongful conduct is swept under the rug," he said.
Ashton said that the investigation is ongoing and that he is working in conjunction with federal authorities and that he "has not and will not prejudge the ultimate outcome of the review."
Ashton also offered Todashev and his attorneys reasonable access to state attorney senior staff pending the results of the investigatory review.