Boston bombing suspect’s wife ‘had no idea of plot’

Sydney, Apr 24: The wife of deceased Boston Marathon suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev had no idea of any plot, her lawyers have said.

Katherine Russell last saw her husband on Thursday night, just hours before he was killed in a police shoot-out, her lawyer told CNN.

According to news.com.au, she was handing over their two-year-old daughter to him before heading to work.

Her lawyer Amato DeLuca told CNN that she learned about her husband’s involvement in news, and is ‘is very distraught’ and ‘cries a lot’.

American-born Russell met Tamerlan as a uni student, prompting her to convert to Islam and drop out of college, friends said. They married in June, 2010.

It has also emerged that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an ardent reader of jihadist websites and extremist propaganda, US officials said. (ANI)