Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Wife Katherine Russell: What We Know About the Alleged Bomber’s Widow
While suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev awaits questioning in a Cambridge hospital, the focus is turning to the wife of Tamerlan Tsarnaev. It’s hard to believe, but Tamerlan was a husband and a father. His wife, 24-year-old Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, grew up as an average, all-American girl in Rhode Island.
How did she get involved with Tamerlan, and how much did she know? Investigators are trying to find out. Here’s what we know about her so far.
- Katherine is the oldest of three daughters. Her father is an emergency room physician, and her mother is a nurse. She grew up in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, where her parents still live. Read more on The Stir…