BOSTON (CBS) – A second uncle of the two men suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings says the men have been in the U.S. for seven or eight years.

Alvi Tsarni told CBS News because of some issues in the family, he hadn’t spoken to the two men for a couple of years.

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However, he says Tamerlan called him yesterday to apologize for that.

“Yesterday he called me and said ‘forgive me,’” Alvi Tsarni said.

Alvi Tsarni expressed disbelief that his nephews could have committed such a horrific act.

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“I’m sorry too if he did this. It’s crazy… It’s not possible… I cannot believe he did this,” he said.

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