Katherine Russell Felt Trapped By Tamerlan Tsarnaev — Report

Wed, April 24, 2013 10:17am EDT by 22 Comments
Katherine Russell Trapped
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sam

Posted at 8:35 AM on May 1, 2013  

They were separated, she lived with her parents. So no, she wasn’t trapped.

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Stubby

Posted at 7:18 PM on April 26, 2013  

Whether Katie knew or did not know is not the point. She did know that something was wrong and still chooses to leave her daughter alone with a violent abusive man. Where is DCYF? They need to step in and put this child into protective custody now! Once the investigation is done, then the child can go back to Katie if she is innocent. This child deserves to be away from the media and away from this family until the investigation is concluded. Katie needs to see that America protects their children and will keep her child safe until she fully cooperates with the F B I . I have seen children taken away from their families for much less than this. DCFY needs to step in now!

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al

Posted at 6:13 PM on April 25, 2013  

Her lawyer says she learned about her husband like everyone else, on TV.. Her lawyer than should have been asked what day and time she saw that and then how long did it take for her to call the FBI. If she learned of it Thursday night and didn’t make the call, she needs to be prosicuted for the Murder of the MIT policeman.

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Ronnie

Posted at 1:18 PM on April 25, 2013  

She was trapped the way a person who is taken in by a sadistic cult is trapped – Trapped by their own inability to get out even though they know staying is a mistake.

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barlet

Posted at 8:35 AM on April 25, 2013  

If she felt so stuck in the relationship, why didn’t she get out of it when her husband was in Dagestan for 6 months. Even his parents live there, so they coul’n’t scare her either. I think she is a fundamentalist Muslima herself.

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gbtw

Posted at 2:36 PM on April 25, 2013  

you know- i just don’t believe this woman is a murderer. i just think she is pathetic. someone described it as rich bored white girl… in a way, to guess, obviously without knowing the facts, i kind of believe that description. and then, she got into something that she didn’t know how to get out of… we have very sheltered and privileged lives, most of us, in this country. her husband spent the first 16 years of his life in a very different environment, and supposedly his family fled their country for fear of persecution (my money says daddy tries to stay here, now saying again he’s being persecuted by russians- and probably this time, if not before, it’s true! russian government does not like chechens on a good day!)… his will and mentality were certainly much more severe than ‘poor little rich girl’s’… so, yah, i still think she knew about this stuff- and her inability to stop it ENRAGES me, but i don’t think she was in on it in the least. really don’t.

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May

Posted at 4:28 AM on April 30, 2013  

she had a choise….to NOT marry this man…..but she did.
Its so often white naiv girls get trapt into marrying a muslim…and then they regret afterwards.
Its so many people telling….but who care`s about lisening to them.
They know better them self.(“they think”)

If she knew what her husband was up to,she was probably to afraid to say anything…….,he was probably telling her that he will kill her ..and take the daughter away.

*Sorry for my english

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barlet

Posted at 6:31 AM on April 25, 2013  

If she knows now that her husband killed and mutilated children of other people, how come as a mother herself she does not want to speak to the FBI? She still have her child in good health and so do her parents. They care obviously more about themselves than about the victims of her husband.

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Allison

Posted at 5:14 PM on April 24, 2013  

Well, the good thing is she is no longer trapped! :)

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gbtw

Posted at 4:58 PM on April 24, 2013  

i don’t quite understand people who put up with abuse… i mean, i’ve read about it, and intellectually understand that there are some people that cannot leave, but i still don’t get it. and, what i REALLY don’t get is someone who cannot protect others- someone who would allow this to happen when other lives are at stake, including lives of children, including the life of one’s own child. if i had to, i would’ve killed him myself. i would rather be in jail than raise a child who was going to be beat by the father. i just really don’t get it… oh, in case it wasn’t clear, i don’t believe for one second that she didn’t know something was up. i hope i’m wrong, but if i’m not, i hope she spends the rest of her life suffering with the guilt of those deaths as if she put a gun to each and every one of their heads. if she knew, she might as well have.

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sam

Posted at 9:36 PM on April 24, 2013  

I apologize to all abused women for you. You don’t have a clue what it is like. What does abuse have to do with protecting those innocent people. And crazy you are saying you would kill someone??? Another crazy us citizen thinking killing is the answer?

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gbtw

Posted at 2:31 PM on April 25, 2013  

i’m sorry you are not capable of following me. first, i said i would kill someone IF I HAD TO to protect my child. you mustn’t have kids if you don’t get that. second, what i’m saying is that if she knew he was plotting an attack, and my guess is that she did, i do not think “abuse” is an excuse for her not stopping him. i apologize to the victims of this attack, that YOU do not get that.

 
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al

Posted at 6:15 PM on April 25, 2013  

He was gone for 6 months. She could have gone to Iran and gone on welfare.

 
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scooby184

Posted at 4:32 PM on April 24, 2013  

Do your research. Her college roommates say he was abusive BEFORE they married.

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Anna

Posted at 11:43 AM on April 24, 2013  

knowing muslim traditions in caucauses, he most probably threatened to kill katherine and keep the child if she made an attempts to leave the family. forget about love and free speech in radical muslim household!

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D Allen

Posted at 1:06 AM on April 25, 2013  

This is truth. I know because I went through this first hand. You would not understand unless you went through it. No one can protect you, not even police. I don’t think she new. They are very secretive and use abuse to keep you in the dark. You may know something is up but to know what exactly… not necessarily. I had this happen and did not know for 3 years. It is not because I am stupid either. I knew something was going on but couldn’t figure it out until the police showed up on our doorstep. There is not relationship in this kind of marriage. It is like a prison. You stay to protect your child because if you go, you can no longer protect them. Give these women a break and try to understand instead of condemn and say horrible things. I am sure she thought daily of the mistake she made marrying him and having a child. If there was no children involved, it would have been different. You can be brave when it is your own life, but you protect your child and fear lose of your child forever.

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gbtw

Posted at 2:42 PM on April 25, 2013  

thank you d. allen… you’re right. it is probably impossible for any of us to understand what that househould must’ve been like. we want to believe that something could’ve been different, and that she could’ve made a difference… b/c, if she couldn’t, then what’s to stop it from happening again? and, if we want to continue living the lives that we do, in relative freedom, there really isn’t much we can do to stop these things… (except push our government for a different foreign policy- to stop enraging these radical elements… but, then again, it’s an awful predicament. syria doesn’t involve religious zealots (or does it?), but how do we stay out of a battle where innocent people are being subjected to chemical warfare?)… life is sad… but i suppose we should be grateful that we have it. the victims don’t even have that.

 
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abe

Posted at 11:33 AM on April 24, 2013  

SHE WAS, sort of.

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LissaCaldina

Posted at 11:23 AM on April 24, 2013  

Reblogged this on Welcome To My World (My Life My Way ツ. My Destiny).

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121lover

Posted at 11:13 AM on April 24, 2013  

She was definitely not trapped. A wife who is instructing her husband on how to pray properly cannot be trapped by him. She loved him..as simple as that.

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gbtw

Posted at 2:44 PM on April 25, 2013  

this is an interesting idea…

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Posted at 11:10 AM on April 24, 2013  

Reblogged this on Sykose.

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