Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, has been the subject of admiration for many teenage girls across the country who are adamant about the 19-year-old’s innocence.

“Dear god make me a bird so I can fly to jahar when he is looking out the window and stay there to give him comfort,” wrote one Twitter user. Another Twitter user relayed a conversation between her and her mother. After she told her mom that she loved him, the mother apparently replied, “U don’t know him.” She rejoined, “But our love is like the wind I cant see it but I cant [sic] feel it.”

Another girl on Twitter wants to get a tattoo of one of Jahar’s tweets. “Nobody understands why I want this tattoo,” she laments. “It’ll get people's attention. Maybe then people can open their eyes to what is happening.”

Psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere told CNN, “A lot of that has to do with the way he looks. He’s considered to be very handsome, very cute by girls. […] They see him as this very innocent individual, but at the same time being sort of dangerous.”


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Hybristophilia is the name given to those who are attracted to notoriously dangerous individuals. It’s a phenomena that’s reemerged throughout the history of criminal activity – from Bonnie’s unwavering love of Clyde, to Scott Peterson and Ted Bundy fans and now, to the younger Tsarnaev brother.

Tsarnaev allegedly wrote a note on the inside of the boat, in which he had nearly bled to death in the Watertown driveway, that takes full responsibility for the bombings, reported CBS News. He is currently being held at a federal prison in Massachusetts.

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