Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, Wife of Dead Boston Bombing Suspect, Wanted For Questioning

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Monday saw Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with using a weapon of mass destruction, but officials aren't focused exclusively on the suspect in custody.

Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, the wife of deceased Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is wanted for questioning by federal authorities.

The widow says she learned her husband and brother-in-law were the accused Boston Marathon bombers the same way as most Americans: on TV.

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A lawyer for Katherine, also the mother of Tamerlan's 3-year-old daughter, Zahara, claims she had no clue her husband allegedly plotted the bombing.

Federal investigators visited the 24-year-old at her parents’ home in North Kingstown, R.I. Her attorney says she is “decidinh how we want to approach this.”

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died after a shootout with cops early Friday after officials say he and brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, fatally shot an MIT officer.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, remains in a Boston hospital, but is unable to speak - according to some sources, due to a self-inflicted throat wound.

Dzhokhar was somewhat miraculously captured alive and in custody Friday night after a massive, city-wide manhunt that lasted nearly 24 hours.

Authorities want to speak with Katherine as they are trying to piece together a motive, and whether the pair had ties to any Islamic terror cells.

The brothers, ethnic Chechens, left Russia with their family in 2002 and became legal residents of the U.S. Dzhokhar later became a U.S. citizen.

Investigators are focusing on the six months Tsarnaev spent last year in the predominantly Muslim provinces of Dagestan and Chechnya.

They want to know if he was radicalized by the militants in the area who have waged a low-level insurgency against Russian security forces for years.

The suspects’ parents moved back to Russia.

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So where's this video that shows the backpacks being left behind and the perps walking away? That was the big "yessir, it's them!" moment for the media and authorities - does it exist?
I especially want to see the younger of the two's backpack turn miraculously from white to black - that's a Penn & Teller kinda thing.

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......a mother & daughter: alway's a good couple.

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THE TRAITOR DWARF .. JOHN FUCK UP MCCAIN .. HAS STABBED THIS NAION RIGHT IN THE BACK ONCE AGAIN !!!!! ARIZONANS MUST BE SLOW ON THE UPTAKE !!! I MUST BE HE HEAT ... ARE THEY BEEN BANGIN' HE MEXICANS AND DILUTIN' HE GENE POOL ... FILM .... WHEN I FEEL LIKE IT ..

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@ SPECIAL REPORT

Spec Rpt- Not only do you have a potty mouth but not even a coherent one. I've read your post at least six times and still don't know where you're coming from. Nor is it clear what your comment has to do with the article???