March 02, 2015 | Updated at 11:55 PM EST The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Katherine Russell PHOTOS: Wife of Tamerlan Tsarnev Boston Bomber Converted to Islam; 'Our Hearts Are Sickened', Says Her Family

Katherine Russell is the wife of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnev, the older suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings who was killed by police earlier.

EnStars on Apr 19, 2013 08:10 PM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
  • Suspects wanted for questioning in relation to the Boston Marathon bombing April 15 are seen in handout photo released through the FBI website, April 18, 2013.
  • Suspects wanted for questioning in relation to the Boston Marathon bombing April 15 are seen in handout photo released through the FBI website, April 18, 2013. (Photo : Reuters)

 

Katherine Russell's sister Anna
(Photo : Facebook)

Katherine Russell's sister Anna

 

Tamerlan Tsarnaev Was Killed by Younger Brother, Police Chief Describes Last Scene [VIDEO] 

Katherine Russell is the wife of deceased Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnev, the older suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings who was killed by police earlier.

Russell, 24, converted to Islam for her husband, and has a young 3-year-old daughter, Zahara, with Tamerlan.

DailyMail reported that the family of Russell is devastated by what happened.


Images of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Dead Body has been leaked online (GRAPHIC)

Her parents, Judith and Warren, issued a statement following the horrific terror attack: "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."

Russell's family reside in Rhode Island and Tamerlan was regularly seen visiting the residence.

Katherine Russell's Parents Put Family Home Up for Sale on Same Day Son-in-law dies (photos)

Tamerlan, who had dreamed of becoming a boxer, had recently become radicalized, turning to Jihad, according to videos posted on his Youtube account.

His brother Dzhokhar was finally captured at about 9 p.m. ET tonight on 76 Franklin St. Watertown, Mass., after a large manhunt.

Tamerlan's Youtube page shows a playlist titled 'Terrorists' dedicated to terrorism. Those videos are not available from the video sharing site anymore. One song was called, ''I will dedicate my life to Jihad.'

Katherine Russel Returns Home Wearing Hijab After Husband's Death [PHOTO]

According to his aunt Maret Tsarneva, who believes that her nephews have been set up as the bombing suspects, Tamerlan had only recently started to pray 5 times a day. "Maybe 2 years ago he started praying 5 times a day. I don't see anything bad in it. 5 times. You set up the time, you say gratitude words to creator - I would rather him pray than smoking, doing drugs and doing some other unlawful stuff."

Maret also mentioned that his wife was a devout Christian but had converted to Islam.
In a press conference, Maret requested that additional proof be given that show her nephews behind the heinous acts.

She spoke to the media from her Toronto residence.

"I am a lawyer and there are four of us in the family. I can't lightly accept this kind of accusations without supporting evidence. Forgive me, but I cannot. Could it be staged? I have to question everything. That's my nature," she said.

The aunt stated that she hasn't spoken to her nephews in roughly five years.

She explained her initial reaction upon hearing they were suspects.

"I called FBI line first - that's the number i called. Knowing these two boys, believing strongly that they woudln't do this - thats why i called. But I called not right away. First reaction was anger. How could this happen, how could they do this? for the sake of what? what beliefs? what prompted them to this? this reaction. But I went through the material. My first call to FBI - I said they could not have done this where is evidence? I'm suspicious that this was staged. The picture was staged. Whoever is looking for those who need to be blamed. "

© 2015 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

facebook tweet this pin it plus
Contribute to this Story send us a tip send us a tip send us a tip
Sign Up for Newsletters

Around The Web

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Bow Wow, Erica Mena

Bow Wow Shows Love For Erica Mena's Son On His Birthday

It looks like 'CSI: Cyber' actor and rapper Bow Wow is doing a good job of blending his family with that of his future wife, Erica Mena of VH1's 'Love & Hip Hop New York.'

Andi Dorfman

Andi Dorfman Says She Never Cheated On Josh Murray

Andi Dorfman is setting the record straight when it comes to her love life.

Joe and Teresa Giudice

Teresa Giudice Reportedly Gained 15 Pounds, Joe Indulges In Drinking Amid 'Legal Mess'

Word is 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' star Teresa Giudice is finding comfort in food as she serves time in federal prison while her husband, Joe, reportedly indulges in alcohol.

Jhonni Blaze

'LHHNY' Jhonni Blaze & 'Smutty Thot Pocket' Moniece Slaughter Beef Over Rich Dollaz

Johnni Blaze's love for her Love & Hip Hop New York co-star Rich Dollaz has ended in an all out social media battle with his rumored girlfriend Moniece Slaughter of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood.

Emma Stone Andrew Garfield

Emma Stone Suffered A Horrible Wardrobe Malfunction At The Oscars?

It seems Emma Stone suffered quite a wardrobe malfunction at the Oscars in her gold, high-low gown.

Mob Wives

Karen Gravano & Natalie Didonato Team Up Against Nat G.

The drama continues and the ladies on VH1's 'Mob Wives' are ready for war.

Mob Wives Reality Star Natalie Guercio

'Mob Wives' Natalie Didonato Proves That Natalie Guercio Is A Liar?

Things between Natalie Guercio and her cast mates are heating up and it looks like there's officially proof that the reality star may be the one spilling everyone's secrets. I

Stalker

Viewers Beg CBS Not To Cancel 'Stalker' On Twitter

After the winter finale of CBS hit show 'Stalker,' fans took to Twitter to beg the channel not to cancel the series.

Matthew Atkinson

Austin Is Fine On 'Young and the Restless'?

Things at the police station will become increasing difficult to deal with as Summer Newman Travers (Hunter King) continues to freak out.

Patrick Schwarzenegger and Miley Cyrus

Are Miley Cyrus & Patrick Schwarzenegger's Sex Lives Heating Up?

Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger have not been dating for that long, but the couple apparently is getting extra hot behind closed doors.

Witches Of East End

'Witches Of East End' Stars Thank Fans For 'Raising Their Voices'

The dedication from fans on bringing 'Witches of East End' back for a renewal is gaining attention from big publications as well as the series' former stars.

Longmire

Will Netflix Release Longmire's Entire 4th Season On One Day?

'Longmire' will begin production for its fourth season in March, but the series is still waiting for Netflix to announce a premiere date.

Witches Of East End cast

Blog Post Gives Details On How Fans Can Save 'Witches Of East End'

If fans want to see a third season of 'Witches of East End,' perhaps they might be able to make some real magic happen.

Bow Wow, Erica Mena

Bow Wow Checks Future Wife Erica Mena 'Always On Your Phone!'

As CSI: Cyber actor Bow Wow (real name Shad Moss) and Love & Hip Hop New York star Erica Mena gear up for their spring wedding, they're sharing more of their special moments with millions of fans on social media.

Spencer's Life is in danger on the Feb. 25, 2015 episode of 'General Hospital'

Spencer's Life Hangs In The Balance On 'General Hospital'

He was supposed to be having the most epic birthday party a 10-year-old boy could hope for, but Spencer's (Nicholas Bechtel) celebration has quickly turned into what could be the last he will ever experience on General Hospital.

Latest News

Pretty Little Liars

Will Aria & Andrew Become A Couple On 'Pretty Little Liars'? Brandon Jones Teases Future

Ezra seems to be in Aria's romantic past, and Andrew may find a place in her future.

The 100

What Twists Will 'The 100' Finale Take? Jason Rothenberg Teases 'Blood Must Have Blood'

Find out what's in store for Bellamy, Lexa, and Clarke in the first part of the season 2 finale

Teen Wolf

Who Is The Desert Wolf On 'Teen Wolf'? Shelley Hennig Dishes On Season 5 Story

Find out what actress Shelley Hennig and series creator Jeff Davis have to say about the ongoing Desert Wolf mystery.

'The Voice' Season 8 Coaches

'The Voice' Season 8 Results: Blind Auditions Night 3

Find out who garnered the most attention during the third night of auditions

Agents of SHIELD

An Agent Is Extremely Ticked At Coulson In 'Agents Of SHIELD' SNEAK PEEK, Find Out Why

The midseason premiere will see a particularly annoyed Mack

Eye Candy

Are Tommy & Lindy About To Have An Awkward Discussion On 'Eye Candy?'

Tommy and Lindy kissed on 'Eye Candy,' so what does that mean for the remainder of their relationship?

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff Appears On Cosmopolitan's Cover In Short Shorts & Killer Cheekbones

Hilary Duff has been making headlines following filing for divorce from Mike Comrie and going into overdrive as a mom, but it looks like the star is going to get even more attention at she appears on the cover of the sexiest women's magazine 'Cosmopolitan.'

Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto Opens Up On Getting Married & Having Children Someday

Zachary Quinto has opened up on what he would like to have in his future regarding marriage and children.

Bruce Jenner

Bruce Jenner Spotted Using His Phone While Driving?

After being involved in a fatal car accident that killed his 69-year-old neighbor, Bruce Jenner continues to use his phone behind the wheel.

Featured Videos

From Our Partners

AJ Lee

AJ Lee WWE Rumors: Diva Returning on RAW? Possible WrestleMania 31 Plans Revealed [VIDEO]

WWE Diva AJ Lee is reportedly set to return on this week's edition of Monday Night RAW while the WrestleMania 31 plans for her have been revealed.

Better Call Saul

AMC Schedule March 2015: The Walking Dead Comes To A Close Just In Time For Mad Men

AMC has some of the most exciting programming on TV. March is sure to be a good month for fans of the channel. All the shows that are playing now have been running for a few weeks but with this month will be hitting their strides along with explosive season finales. And there are some movies too.

Bruce Jenner

Bruce Jenner Rumors: Post-Op Olympian To Land On Dancing With The Stars?

Bruce Jenner will apparently have a role waiting for him after he completes his transition into a woman.

Destiny

Destiny Vault Access From Anywhere With The Companion App Works Like A Charm

Destiny's companion app was always well-made and fun to flip through, but its ultimate usefulness was up for debate. You could read Grimoire cards and see what your Guardians currently had in their posession, but the addition of remote Vault access has turned the app's necessity on its head.

Dragons of Tarkir

Magic The Gathering Dragons Of Tarkir Booster Packaging Images Released: We Examine The Five New Pieces Of Art For Clues To Their Value

In a movie befitting Captain Obvious, the new Magic: The Gathering set - titled Dragons of Tarkir - features on the booster and pack art...wait for it...wait...dragons. We take a look at what these creatures may be in the forthcoming third set in the Khans of Tarkir block.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free Zelda DLC Update Out This Friday, Will Include Link's Weapons, Costume And More

The only thing better than hearing that Capcom will be bringing new Legend of Zelda themed DLC to Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is then remembering that, 'Wait a minute, I don't have to pay for any of it!'

Antoine Vermette

NHL Trade Rumors: 3 Biggest Moves Before The Deadline And Fantasy Hockey Impact [VIDEOS]

Looking at the three biggest moves at the NHL trade deadline and the impact they will have on fantasy hockey owners.

Nick Young

Nick Young, Robert Flores: Swaggy P Responds To SportsCenter Anchor's Diss Of Iggy Azalea [TWEETS]

Word of Flores’ Iggy diss quickly reached Young, and the guard sent out some aggravated, borderline ominous tweets in response.

Orange is the New Black

Orange Is The New Black Season 3 Release Date Revealed Through Facebook Post

Orange is the New Black has been lacking a release date for months. Netflix only gave us that it was summer but now we have an official date thanks to Facebook.

Rick Nash

PREDATORS vs RANGERS Watch Live Stream Online: Nashville at New York Preview

Tonight at 7 p.m. ET, the Nashville Predators (41-15-7, 89 points) and New York Rangers (38-17-6, 82 points) face-off for the second and final time this season live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. The game can be live streamed here.

Real Time Analytics