Tamerlan's Widow Will Cooperate: Lawyer

Joshua Dratel says he won't say anything else about the case
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2013 7:50 AM CDT
Tamerlan's Widow Will Cooperate: Lawyer
Katherine Russell, widow of Boston Marathon bomber suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, right, leaves the law office of DeLuca and Weizenbaum with Amato DeLuca.   (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)

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 and for Katherine's interests for us to be more forthcoming at this time with any of the details," he said. Dratel has represented several terrorism suspects, and tells the AP he joined Russell's legal team to help her navigate the legal system. One interesting detail tucked into the AP's report: It notes that Russell has reverted to her maiden name, switching from her married name of Tsarnaeva. (More Joshua Dratel stories.)

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