Lawyer for wife of bombing suspect releases statement
The lawyer for Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, the wife of the deceased Boston bombing suspect released the following statement on Tuesday afternoon.
Our Firm is representing Katherine Russell and she has asked us to make a short statement. As you know from news reports, Katie married her husband in June of 2010. Since then, she has been living in Cambridge, raising her child and working long hours, caring for people in their homes who are unable to care for themselves. Katie grew up in Rhode Island and has always remained close to her parents and sisters here, as well as her extended family. She is fortunate to have the support of her loving family now, as they struggle to come to terms with these events and the deep sorrow we all feel following the events of last week. Meanwhile, she is doing everything she can to assist with the investigation.
The injuries and loss of life – to people who came to celebrate a race and a holiday – has caused profound distress and sorrow to Katie and her family. The reports of involvement by her husband and brother–in–law came as an absolute shock to them all. As a mother, a sister, a daughter, a wife, Katie deeply mourns the pain and loss to innocent victims – students, law enforcement, families and our community. In the aftermath of this tragedy, she, her daughter and her family are trying to come to terms with these events.
The statement was read out loud to reporters and community members outside the DeLuca and Weizenbaum Office around 11 a.m. Russell is represented by Amato DeLuca.
A woman believed to be Russell was seen leaving the Providence office prior to the statement's release.
Earlier Tuesday Federal agents were also outside the attorneys office.
The 24-year-old North Kingstown woman married Tsanaev in June of 2010 and has resided with him and the couples three-year-old daughter in Cambridge for the past few years.
She was seen returning to the North Kingstown home of her parents on Corriander Drive. She is believed to be staying there with her parents and daughter.