Zubeidat Tsarnaeva

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Tsarnaev Family, Minus Mom, Arrives in US

Prosecution closes with video of dying boy

(Newser) - The family of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has arrived in Boston—and they may be called upon to help save his life. The defense in the penalty phase of the Boston Marathon bomber's trial begins on Monday and some of his relatives may testify, the Boston Globe reports. Tsarnaev has two... More »

Tsarnaevs Swayed by Brain-Damaged Conspiracy Buff?

Suspects befriended Donald Larking, who gave them far-right reading

(Newser) - Did a brain-damaged American help turn the Boston bombing suspects against the US? The far-right and conspiracy theorist publications found in Tamerlan Tsarnaev's apartment appear to have been supplied by an elderly man befriended by the brothers through their mother's job as a home health aide, the Wall ... More »

Donors Sending Money to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

He tells mother he's received $1K so far

(Newser) - Last week's phone call between Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his mother keeps yielding new nuggets. The latest is that Dzhokhar told her that someone opened a bank account for him, and people have sent him $1,000 so far, reports ABC News . A TV station in the UK aired audio... More »

Tsarnaevs' Mom: Dzhokhar Says They're Innocent

Boston bombing suspect able to walk again, says mother

(Newser) - The Tsarnaev brothers' mother is providing more details of her first conversation with Dzhokhar post-arrest. He told his parents that he and Tamerlan weren't involved in the Boston bombings, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva notes. Though he said his health was improving—he's been able to walk again—and he has... More »

Dzhokhar Tells Mother: 'I Am Absolutely Fine'

Boston suspect tells her by phone that his 'wounds are healing'

(Newser) - The mother of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev spoke to her son for the first time since the Boston Marathon bombings, and she recounts to Bloomberg the salient line:
  • “He said: ‘I am absolutely fine, my wounds are healing. Everything is in God’s hands. Be patient. Everything will be fine.
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Tsarnaevs Got $100K in State Benefits: Report

Between 2002 and 2012

(Newser) - The Boston Herald may have had its request for records denied, but that hasn't stopped the paper from managing to learn the extent of the public assistance received by the Tsarnaevs: more than $100,000 between 2002 and 2012, including cash, food stamps, and housing, the paper reports. "... More »

Tsarnaev Dad Says He's 'Really Sick'

...so he's postponing his US trip

(Newser) - The father of the two Boston bombing suspects said today that he has postponed a trip to the United States because of poor health. "I am really sick," said Anzor Tsarnaev, 46, adding that his blood pressure had spiked to dangerous levels. Tsarnaev said Thursday that he planned... More »

Russia Finally Reveals Why Tamerlan Worried Them

New information could have prompted further FBI investigation: AP

(Newser) - Russian officials have finally revealed what fueled mounting concerns about Tamerlan Tsarnaev : After they wiretapped his phone, they caught him talking about jihad with his mother in 2011. In another recorded conversation, mother Zubeidat Tsarnaeva spoke to a person in southern Russia who is the subject of a separate FBI... More »

Boston Suspects' Mother Was on Watch List, Too

Landfill searched as investigation continues

(Newser) - Tamerlan wasn't the only Tsarnaev family member to appear on a US terror watch list: His mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, was named as well. The Terror Identities Datamart Environment list contains some 500,000 names marked by several federal agencies . It remains uncertain why Zubeidat's name appeared on the... More »

Tsarnaev No Longer in Boston

He's been transferred to a federal prison medical facility

(Newser) - Boston is now rid of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has been transferred to a federal prison medical facility about 40 miles west of the city. "Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been transported from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is now confined at the Bureau of Prisons facility FMC Devens at... More »

Tsarnaev Mom: Boston Pics Show Paint, Not Blood

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva continues to argue the bombing was faked

(Newser) - The latest headline-getting theory from Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the mother of the two Boston bombing suspects: She thinks the marathon attacks may have been staged. "That's what I want to know, because everybody's talking about it—that this is a show, that's what I want to know.... More »

Boston Bombing Suspects' Parents 'Awful, Deluded'

Anzor Tsarnaev, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva denied their responsibility: William Saletan

(Newser) - For years, Tamerlan Tsarnaev was drifting into radical extremism; neighbors, congregants at his mosque, and relatives all saw the signs. But to his parents, the suspected mastermind behind the Boston Marathon bombings was just a good boy. "Most people who met or knew Tamerlan, including family members, say he... More »

FBI Asked Me for Tamerlan's Phone Number: Mom

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva insists her sons were set up

(Newser) - When Zubeidat Tsarnaeva first got word that her two sons were accused of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings, she "was just really mad and angry at America," she tells Channel 4 News . "Somebody did this, somebody set this up, not my kids. ... I know that my... More »

As Police Chased Him, Suspect Called Mom

Mother says she pushed eldest son to be a more devout, and strict, Muslim

(Newser) - In the years before the Boston Marathon bombing, the Tsarnaev family was ripped apart as eldest son Tamerlan and his mother, Zubeidat, embraced a stricter version of Islam, the Wall Street Journal finds. Zubeidat says she pushed Tamerlan to embrace Islam during a period of personal turmoil that included a... More »

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