‘Our hearts are sickened by the horror he inflicted’

Shocked family of All-American girl who converted to Islam to marry Boston bomber say tragedy proves ‘we never really knew him’

  • Slain Chechen terror suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was married to middle class college student Katherine Russell, 24.
  • The couple have a three-year-old daughter called Zahara
  • Tamerlan spent every weekend with Katherine’s family at their suburban Rhode Island home
  • Bomber’s aunt says: He has a wife in Boston and from a Christian family, so you can’t tie it to religion…he found his love, he married, he had a daughter, and he was very happy about his daughter.’
  • Katherine arrives back at family home at 5pm, flanked by Homeland Security.


Sara Nathan and Daniel Bates
in North Kingstown, Rhode Island
The Daily Mail
19 April 2013

The devastated family of the wife of Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev say ‘our hearts are sickened’ by the terror and tragedy the young Chechen unleashed on America.

Tsarnaev has a three-year-old daughter called Zahara with Katherine Russell, 24, who converted to Islam for her husband, MailOnline can reveal.

And tonight, Katherine’s parents, Judith and Warren issued an emotional statement following the terror attack that left three dead and 176 injured, saying: ‘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 Tamerlane Tsarnaev

‘Our hearts are sickened by the knowledge of the horror he has inflicted.’…

…neighbours today spoke of their shock at waking up to see Katherine’s home being raided by the FBI and cops before dawn this morning.

At 5pm today, Katherine was driven back to the house by a relative and flanked by two SUVs being driven by agents from the Department of Homeland Security.

Shielding her face, the young mother, wearing a dark-coloured top and sporting mousy blonde hair, was driven into the garage…

Read the entire article at The Daily Mail.

H/T Blazing Cat Fur


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