Widow of Boston Bomber Rejecting Muslim Rules
The widow of ‘Boston bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is starting to reject strict Muslim rules and is now using her maiden name as her family attempt to convert her back to Christianity.
Katherine Russell, 24, is living at her parents’ home in Rhode Island with her daughter by Tsarnaev. According to sources, her family is encouraging her to convert back to Christianity.
As for her role in the bombings…She has not been accused of any wrongdoing, but the FBI have questioned her to find out if she had any clue as to her husband’s plans. She is cooperating with officials in the investigation, but claims she had no idea her husband was plotting to bomb the Boston marathon as she was working 80 hours a week as a health care aide.
Boston Marathon Bombing
During the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs exploded at 2:49 pm EDT (18:49 UTC), killing 3 people and injuring 264 others. The bombs exploded about 13 seconds and 210 yards (190 m) apart, near the finish line on Boylston Street.The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) took over the investigation, and on April 18, released photographs and surveillance video of two suspects.The suspects were identified later that day as the Chechen brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
Shortly after the FBI released the images, the suspects allegedly killed an MIT police officer, carjacked an SUV, and initiated an exchange of gunfire with the police in Watertown, Massachusetts. During the firefight, a MBTA police officer was injured but survived, in spite of severe blood loss. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was run over by his brother Dzhokhar, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was injured but escaped. An unprecedented manhunt ensued on April 19, with thousands of law enforcement officers searching a 20-block area of Watertown.
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