There is a new member of the legal team representing Katherine Russell the widow of one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers. Russell has added Joshua Dratel, an attorney with special expertise in terrorism cases. She continues to be represented by the Providence Firm DeLuca and Weizenbaum, though the firm specializes in medical malpractice.
Katherine Russell, the North Kingstown native who is the widow of suspected marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, has added a new person to her legal team, someone with expertise handling cases involving terrorism. Her original lawyers come from a small Providence firm called DeLuca and Weizenbaum.
They specialize in medical malpractice. Rhode Island Public Radio's Flo Jonic looks into how the firm ended up representing Katherine Russell, and what her legal options as the probe continues into what she knew about her husband's activities.
A North Kingstown woman finds herself at the vortex of one of the most intensive criminal investigations in American history. This is the latest on Katherine Russell and her connection to the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.
Three weeks ago she was an anonymous home health aide working 70 to 80 hours a week to feed and shelter her husband and baby daughter. Now, Katherine Russell – by virtue of being the widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev – is being hunted by the news media and shadowed by federal investigators.
The family of the Rhode Island woman who was married to one of the suspected bombers is not commenting to reporters waiting Saturday outside their North Kingstown home.
The blinds are drawn, curtains pulled at the khaki colored, two-story house on the corner of the leafy cul-de-sac. The family of Katherine Russell had been living quietly in this North Kingstown neighborhood until the connection was made that Katherine was married and has a child with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in a shoot-out early Friday.