Older, dead suspect was married, mother-in-law in shock

The mother-in-law of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed during a gun battle with police says her family is "sickened" by the horror he inflicted.

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NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- The mother-in-law of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed during a gun battle with police says her family is "sickened" by the horror he inflicted.

Judith Russell's daughter Katherine was married to Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NY'-ev), an ethnic Chechen who came to the U.S. from Russia. She says her family realizes they never really knew him. She said in a statement Friday the family can't begin to comprehend the tragedy.

The Russell family lives on a cul-de-sac in a wooded, suburban neighborhood in North Kingstown, R.I. Neighbor Paula Gillette says Katherine Russell left for college a few years ago and when she came back she would dress in Muslim garb with head coverings.

Tsarnaev and his brother are the suspects in Monday's marathon bombing, which killed three people and wounded more than 180. The brother was captured Friday night.


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