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FBI Visits Home of Bomber’s Widow

FBI agents paid a visit to the family home of Katherine Russell, widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, as they continued their investigations into the bombings. Agents left the Russell family home on Coriander Lane in North Kingstown Monday and carried away several bags, according to the Huffington Post. FBI spokesman Jason Pack confirmed agents went to the home, where Russell has been staying with her daughter since her husband was shot during a firefight in Watertown on April 19. Russell, 24, has not spoken directly to the media since her husband and brother-in-law, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, were identified as the top suspect’s in the bombing that killed three and injured more than 170 others. Her attorneys have stated that she is doing everything she can to cooperate with federal officials in their investigation Russell’s attorneys have also stated that both she and her family were “shocked” by the alleged actions of her husband and that she had no knowledge of his plans. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 30, 2013 at 5:36 pm

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Sisters of Accused Boston Marathon Bombers ‘Absolutely Devastated’

Attorneys for the sisters of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers released a statement Tuesday saying their clients are “absolutely devastated” and were awaiting a thorough investigation.  “Our heart goes out the victims of last week’s bombing. It saddens us to see so many innocent people hurt after such a callous act. As a family, we are absolutely devastated by the sense of loss and sorrow this has caused. We don’t have any answers but we look forward to a thorough investigation and hope to learn more,” said the statement, issued on behalf of Ailina and Bella Tsarnaev, who have lived in Fairview and West New York.  “We ask the media to respect our privacy during this difficult time,” said the statement from attorneys Joseph Ginarte and William Buckman.    Reporters have swarmed a West New York home where the sisters are staying since brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were accused in the terror attacks last week. Federal agents visited the home last week and local police have maintained a constant guard outside.  FBI agents last week also visited the apartment in Fairview where Ailina and Bella Tsarnaev lived months ago, Police Chief Frank DelVecchio told Patch. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass., was charged Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction against persons and property in connection with the marathon bombings, the Justice Department said. He is recovering in a Boston hospital after a standoff with police.  Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was pronounced dead after an exchange of gunfire with police in Watertown, Mass. The brothers are also suspected in connection with the slaying of an MIT police officer in nearby Cambridge.  South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 24, 2013 at 1:44 pm

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Ed Davis: I ‘Personally Believe’ Bombers had More Targets

Police Commissioner Ed David told “Face The Nation” host Bob Schieffer he believes the marathon bombers had more targets planned.  “We have reason to believe, based upon the evidence that was found at that scene … the explosive ordinance that was unexploded and the firepower that they had, that they were going to attack other individuals. That’s my belief at this time,” said Davis. “The scene was littered with unexploded improvised explosive devices that, actually, we had to point out to the arriving officers,” said Davis, who said more devices were found in the suspects’ getaway car. “This was as dangerous as it gets in urban policing.” Davis described the explosives as “homemade.” Aside from the pressure cooker bombs, and smaller bombs that were also loaded with shrapnel.  Surviving suspect Dzhokhar Tsaraev remains in serious but stable condition, according to Davis. The younger brother was shot—and possible shot himself—during one of the firefights with police. “He is in serious but stable condition and we have not been able to interrogate him at this point in time,” said Davis. Davis said federal agents were coming to help with the questioning. “There is special FBI interview team that is coming out to talk to him, but at this time, we have not done that,” he said. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 21, 2013 at 4:23 pm

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