By Alex T. : 30 April 2013
Federal authorities are calling into question the level of involvement of the dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect’s wife.
Two senior law enforcement officials said that her level of involvement varies greatly. She may have knowingly, or unknowingly destroyed evidence, helped the bombers evade capture or even help plan the attack.
FBI agents are now testing the female DNA found on a piece of the pressure cooker used as a bomb in the Boston Marathon bombing to determine whether or not it belonged to Katherine Russell, the wife of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the officials said.
The FBI acquired a sample of Russell’s DNA while she was staying with family in Rhode Island.
The focus on Russell is an attempt by the FBI to determine who else may have been involved in aiding the bombers.
While the authorities do not believe the bombers had ties to a larger terrorist network or had accomplices, they are skeptical that others did not know of their plans or did not help them destroy evidence.