Boston bombing suspect's widow wants body released

Boston bombing suspect's widow wants body released

Credit: Photograph: Julia Malakie/AP

Boston bombing suspect's widow wants body released

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

KREM.com

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Updated Friday, May 3 at 5:36 PM

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The widow of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects will ask the Massachusetts medical examiner to release her husband's body to his family.

Katherine Russell's lawyer says in a statement Tuesday that she wants Tamerlan Tsarnaev's remains released to the Tsarnaev family.

Attorney Amato DeLuca also says Russell met with law enforcement "for many hours over the past week."

The 26-year-old Tsarnaev died after a gunfight with authorities. Police said he ran out of ammunition before his brother, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-KHAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv), dragged his body under a vehicle while fleeing the scene.

Authorities have said the medical examiner has determined the cause of Tsarnaev's death but it will remain private until his remains are released and a death certificate is filed. His parents are still in Russia, but he has relatives in the U.S.

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