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Who is Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s wife? Get to know Katherine Russell

Katherine Russell was thrown into the spotlight after her husband, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and his brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, set off two pressure cooker bombs during the 2013 Boston Marathon.

With Tamerlan dead and Dzhokhar behind bars on death row, many want to know more about Katherine.

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev wife Katherine Russell seen with her lawyer, Amato DeLuca, in April 2013Credit: AP

Who is Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s wife, Katherine Russell?

Katherine Russell is best known for her previous marriage to Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Russell- who changed to her maiden name after Tamerlan’s death- grew up in a Christian family but became interested in the Muslim religion during high school, according to PEOPLE.

She was once known as a “bubbly young girl” who was obsessed with David Bowie, but after she married her husband, she became a “studious” and “serious” woman.

Katherine and Tamerlan got married in 2010 and were together until his 2013 death.

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev and wife Katherine Russell

Where is Katherine Russell now?

Since the bombing, many have wondered if Russell knew about her husband’s plans, but in a 2013 statement, her lawyer, Amato DeLuca, said the news of his involvement came as an “absolute shock.”

“The reports of involvement by her husband and brother-in-law came as an absolute shock to them all,” DeLuca said at the time, via CNN.

“As a mother, a sister, a daughter, a wife, Katie deeply mourns the pain and loss to innocent victims – students, law enforcement, families and our community. In the aftermath of this tragedy, she, her daughter and her family are trying to come to terms with these events.”

While Russell might’ve claimed that she had no idea about her husband’s plans, eyebrows were raised a few years later, when she refused to testify during a grand jury, but her lawyer maintained her innocence and revealed that she cooperated with the investigation.

“Clearly I assume that if she had done something wrong, they would have charged her. But she hasn’t done anything wrong,” her lawyer, Amato DeLuca, told The Providence Journal in 2015.

DeLuca’s law partner, Miriam Weizenbaum, added: “She cooperated with the government. We met many times with the Terrorist Task Force and the FBI and answered all their questions. The only reason she didn’t testify in grand jury was because they wouldn’t give her immunity.”

In recent years, Russell has stepped out of the spotlight but she is reportedly “just trying to live her life and raise her daughter.”

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Katherine Russell was married to Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev from 2010 to 2013Credit: AP:Associated Press

What happened to Tamerlan Tsarnaev?

On April 15, 2013, three people lost their lives and over 280 people were injured during the annual Boston Marathon road race.

The race started out as it had in previous years, but towards the end, two pressure cooker bombs detonated approximately 210 yards apart at the finish line on Boylston Street near Copley Square.

The explosions triggered a huge manhunt across the city but it wasn’t long until authorities honed in on Tamerlan and his brother.

The manhunt lasted for several days, but on April 18, police came face to face with Tamerlan.

He was then shot to death after exchanging gunfire with officers.

His death certificate lists the cause as “gunshot wounds of torso and extremities” and also cites “blunt trauma to head and torso,” according to The New York Times.

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