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9:48 am
Mon May 6, 2013

The Latest on Widow of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

Credit Catherine Welch / RIPR

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.

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4:38 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Mysterious "Misha" With Connection to Bombing Suspect Turns up in RI

Reporters wait outside the home of a Rhode Island man with connections to one of the Boston bombing suspects.
Credit Flo Jonic / RIPR

A mysterious man named “Misha,” who may have evangelized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, has surfaced in West Warwick.

Originally identified by the New York Review of Books, Misha was keeping a low profile Monday as reporters gathered outside his modest apartment.

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8:31 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Injured Newport Woman Keeping Up Her Spirits

A Newport woman who lost her left foot as a result of the Boston Marathon bombings says she’s received so much support she hasn’t had much time to feel sorry for herself.  Heather Abbott gave her first press conference Thursday from a hospital gurney at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 

Doctors spent a week trying to save Heather Abbott’s foot. In the end, it was her decision to have it amputated. Abbott told reporters her doctors made the options clear.

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RI News
5:04 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Family of Missing Brown Student Horrified by Erroneous Link to Boston Bombings

Sunil Tripathi has been missing since March 16th.
Credit Tripathi family

It’s been about six weeks since Brown University philosophy major Sunil Tripathi disappeared. For a few hours he was erroneously linked to the Boston Marathon bombings. His family was horrified that he was rumored to be involved. 

Sunil’s brother, Ravi Tripathi, stopped by our studios to talk with Rhode Island Public Radio’s Flo Jonic.

Sunil "Sunny" Tripathi is six-foot tall, last seen wearing a black ski jacket and black hat with a Philadelphia Eagles logo. Anyone with information should call the Providence or Brown University police.

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3:40 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Suspected Bomber's Wife says She's Assisting with the Investigation

The Rhode Island widow of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has issued a statement through her attorney. Her lawyer said she is doing everything possible to assist with the investigation.

Her husband’s apparent involvement in the Boston Marathon bombings came as an “absolute shock” to his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, according to a statement from her attorney, Amato DeLuca.

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