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Reports indicate that Federal authorities have requested to interview the wife of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
Katherine Russell Tsarnaev's attorney, Amato DeLuca, revealed that Tsarnaev did not speak to federal officials when they visited her parents' home in North Kingstown, R.I., Sunday evening. She has been staying at the residence since her husband was killed by police as he was trying to evade capture on Friday and had DeLuca speak with investigators.
"I spoke to them, and that's all I can say right now," DeLuca told the Associated Press. "We're deciding what we want to do and how we want to approach this."
DeLuca said his client did not suspect that her husband was planning any attack, insisting that his client had no reason to suspect her husband. He added that she worked around 70 hours a week as a home health aide and while she was working her husband would watch over their young toddler, DeLuca said.
"When this allegedly was going on, she was working, and had been working all week to support her family," DeLuca told AP.
Tamerlan, 26, and his brother, Dzhokhar, 19, are the two brothers who are accused of planting two explosives near the marathon finish line Monday, killing three people and injuring 219, the Massachusetts Hospital Association reported. Investigators have yet to find a motive as Dzhokhar remains in the hospital with a throat injury that may prevent him from ever speaking again.
Russell's parents- Judith, who is a nurse, and Warren, who is a physician- issued a statement following the horrific Boston terror attacks.
"Our daughter has lost her husband today, the father of her child. We cannot begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred. In the aftermath of the Patriot's Day horror, we know that we never really knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Our hearts are sickened by the knowledge of the horror he has inflicted."