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Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Widow, Katherine Russell, Still Under Scrutiny

Investigators say DNA found on a fragment of one of the Boston bombs is not a match with samples taken from the widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, reports NBC News. But that doesn’t mean 24-year-old Katherine Russell is in the clear. In fact, authorities are “sharpening” their investigation of her, reports the Washington Post. Among the reasons: They found extremist material on her laptop, including al-Qaeda’s Inspire magazine. What they don’t know is whether she called up the material herself or whether her husband borrowed her computer to do so. Read more on Newser…

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.

  1. 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…
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