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Boston Bombing Suspect's Widow Wants Body Released

Eric Parra |
April 30, 2013 | 7:45 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being held in a prison hospital (creative commons)
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being held in a prison hospital (creative commons)
As more information has become public with the case of the Boston bombing from April 15th, personal interests have begun to come to the surface.

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In the case of a killed suspect, the responding widower wishes for her husband’s body to be released to his family. 

From CBS News:

“Attorney Amato DeLuca said in a statement that Katherine Russell wants Tamerlan Tsarnaev's remains released to the Tsarnaev family.

Tsarnaev, 26, died after a gunfight with authorities. Police said he ran out of ammunition before his brother, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, dragged his body under a vehicle while fleeing the scene.”

The authorities have confirmed that Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s cause of death has been properly identified, but will be withheld from the public until his death certificate is filed. 

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is currently being held in a prison hospital with charges for use of a weapon of mass destruction with intention to kill. His and Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s parents have since returned to Russia, but they do have some family still residing in the U.S.

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The widow is continuing to meet with law enforcement after her many attempts over the past week.In a statement from her attorney, Amato DeLuca, “[Katherine] will continue to provide as much assistance to the investigation as she can…[She] and her family continue to be deeply saddened by the harm that has been caused. They mourn for the loss of life and the terrible consequences these events have had for those who have been injured and for their families.” 


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