Dzhokhar: Tamerlan's Wife Played No Role in Attacks

Katherine Russell hires top lawyer
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2013 2:07 AM CDT
Updated May 9, 2013 6:42 AM CDT
Dzohkhar: Tamerlan's Wife Played No Role in Attacks
In this April 29, 2013 file photo, Katherine Russell, widow of Boston Marathon bomber suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, right, leaves a law office.   (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev spoke with investigators about his brother's widow, telling them she didn't have a hand in the Boston Marathon plot, an official tells USA Today. Tsarnaev reportedly discussed Katherine Russell with authorities days after the attacks. Meanwhile, Russell has bolstered her legal team with a leading New York lawyer, Joshua Dratel, who has represented terror suspects in the past—among them a Guantanamo detainee, the AP reports. Russell is set for further talks with investigators, lawyer Amato DeLuca says, as "part of a series of meetings over many hours where she has answered questions." (Read more Katherine Russell stories.)

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