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Tamerlan's Widow Will Cooperate: Lawyer

Joshua Dratel says he won't say anything else about the case

(Newser) - Joshua Dratel, the big-shot lawyer now representing Tamerlan Tsarnaev's widow, Katherine Russell, has finally spoken to the press, saying Russell will cooperate with investigators—but don't expect to hear anything else from him. He intends to stay mum going forward. "It would be counterproductive for the investigation... More »

Dzhokhar: Tamerlan's Wife Played No Role in Attacks

Katherine Russell hires top lawyer

(Newser) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev spoke with investigators about his brother's widow , telling them she didn't have a hand in the Boston Marathon plot, an official tells USA Today . Tsarnaev reportedly discussed Katherine Russell with authorities days after the attacks. Meanwhile, Russell has bolstered her legal team with a leading New... More »

Tamerlan's Widow Still Under Scrutiny

Investigators find radical material on her laptop

(Newser) - Investigators say DNA found on a fragment of one of the Boston bombs is not a match with samples taken from the widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, reports NBC News . But that doesn't mean 24-year-old Katherine Russell is in the clear. In fact, authorities are "sharpening" their investigation of... More »

Family Claims Body of Tamerlan

He called wife before his death; FBI examines laptop

(Newser) - The family of Tamerlan Tsarnaev—or at least the funeral home it hired—claimed his body from Massachusetts officials today, reports AP . Widow Katherine Russell agreed earlier this week to release it to his side of the family. It's not clear yet where Tamerlan will be buried, though the... More »

Widow Releases Tamerlan's Body

Family will claim it

(Newser) - The chief medical examiner's office in Massachusetts is ready to release the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his family will be claiming it, not his widow. A lawyer for Katherine Russell says she wants the body of the Boston Marathon suspect released to his family, who have agreed to... More »

Boston Bomb Had Female DNA on It: Authorities

But that doesn't necessarily mean a woman helped the Tsarnaev brothers

(Newser) - At least one of the bombs used in the Boston Marathon attacks had female DNA on it, investigators say, but that doesn't necessarily mean the bombers had a female accomplice. Officials gave a handful of alternate scenarios to the Wall Street Journal : A store clerk could have handled materials... More »

Wife Learned Tamerlan Was Suspect via TV: Lawyer

Feds want to talk to Katherine Russell

(Newser) - The FBI wants to know what suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev's wife knew about the Boston bomb plot, a police insider tells the New York Post . Federal officials have visited Katherine Russell's parents multiple times but have yet to interview her, says family lawyer Amato DeLuca. He maintains that "... More »

Dead Boston Suspect's Mother-in-Law 'Sickened'

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was married, had young daughter

(Newser) - The mother-in-law of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev feels how you might expect: sickened. The AP describes Judith Russell as distraught as she made the comments this evening through a crack in her front door, speaking just after Homeland Security agents escorted a car containing two women into... More »

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