ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The father of a Chechen man shot to death during questioning about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect met with a federal prosecutor in Tampa a day after he met with an Orlando prosecutor.
An attorney for Ibragim Todashev's father met with U.S. Attorney Lee Bentley on Wednesday to discuss what happened to his son.
On Tuesday, Todashev's father met with State Attorney Jeff Ashton in Orlando, who is reviewing the case.
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.
The U.S. Attorney's Office released the following statement:
"Earlier today, Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida A. Lee Bentley, III met with the father (Abdelbaki Todashev) of Ibrahim Todashev, along with his attorney. First and foremost, condolences were extended to the family for their loss. During the course of this meeting, Mr. Bentley listened carefully to the concerns of Mr. Todashev and his representatives.
Last month, the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division announced the opening of an inquiry into the death of Ibrahim Todashev. That matter remains open at this time. The U.S. Attorney's Office will provide assistance to the Department, where appropriate."
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