Along with the rest of the nation, Tamerlan’s widow discovered that her husband was a suspect in the terrorist attacks at the Boston Marathon while watching the news.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his young brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, are accused of planting two bombs at the Boston Marathon that injured more than 180 people and killed three on April 15. Tamerlan’s wife, Katherine Russell Tamerlan, had no idea her husband was involved in the terrorist attack, and learned he was a suspect while watching TV, according to her lawyer.
Tamerlan’s Wife Didn’t Suspect Anything
Amato DeLuca, Katherine’s lawyer, also added that Tamerlan was home when Katherine left for work the day he was killed in a shootout with police.
Federal officials have asked to question Katherine, but haven’t spoken with her yet. She’s been staying at her parent’s home in North Kingstown, Rhode Island since her husband’s death.
Her lawyer claimed Katherine didn’t suspect her husband of anything. “When this allegedly was going on, she was working, and had been working all week to support her family,” Amato told the Associated Press.
When asked whether or not anything seemed wrong to Katherine following the bombings, her lawyer responded, “Not as far as I know.”
Amato told reporters he spoke with federal officials, but wouldn’t give any more details. “We’re deciding what we want to do and how we want to approach this,” he said.
— Jenny Pickard