#BostonBombing: Female DNA Found On Bomb 'Component'..
Update: DNA Obtained From Dead Bombers Wife


Mommy dearest? His wife's?

The plot thickens:

Investigators have found female DNA on at least one of the bombs used in the Boston Marathon attacks, though they haven't determined whose DNA it is or whether that means a woman helped the two suspects carry out the attacks, according to U.S. officials briefed on the probe.

The officials familiar with the case cautioned that there could be multiple explanations for why the DNA of someone other than the two bombing suspects—Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokhar—could have been found on remnants of the exploded devices. The genetic material could have come, for example, from a store clerk who handled materials used in the bombs or a stray hair that ended up in the bomb.

On Monday, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were seen leaving the Rhode Island home of the parents of Katherine Russell[More]

h/t @MoxieMom

Update: Investigators Obtain DNA From Widow of Bombing Suspect

Federal authorities are closely scrutinizing the activities of the wife of the dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect in the days before and after the attacks.

The authorities are looking at a range of possibilities, two senior law enforcement officials said, including that she could have — wittingly or unwittingly — destroyed evidence, helped the bombers evade capture or even played a role in planning the attacks. As part of the investigation, F.B.I. agents are trying to determine whether female DNA found on a piece of a pressure cooker used as an explosive device in the attacks was from Katherine Russell, the wife of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the officials said.

Money quote
Mr. DeLuca[Russell's lawyer..ed] has said that Ms. Russell does not speak Russian, so she could not always understand what her husband was saying
Okay, yeah sure, that explains everything. Uh huh.

h/t @El_Grillo1

Posted by: Stable Hand at 04:44 PM


1 The younger brother is a girl. Truly a joker! But seriously, my money's on the elder brother's wife. If she is stupid enough to marry a mohamadan, she's stupid enough to help kill innocent people. If this is the case, at least her daughter is young enough to be raised as a human.

Posted by: EROWMER at April 29, 2013 06:07 PM

2 Lets hope it is not just splatter of someones leg parts that got sucked back into the ground zero void after a part of shrapnel went though someone. Meaning it would be a red herring.

Posted by: Trevor (@tjexcite) at April 29, 2013 06:08 PM

3 Maybe the bombs were literally assembled "in the kitchen of your mom"

Posted by: wooga at April 29, 2013 06:52 PM

4 Wait. Let's think about this. We know Xarif is a lady boy. Maybe he/she/it was one of the suspects in real life?

Posted by: You Have An Ugly Goat at April 29, 2013 07:00 PM

5 This is turning out to be the best adaptation of Psycho I ever seen. Two Norman Bateses and the evil mother is still alive.

Posted by: sean at April 29, 2013 07:20 PM

6 #3 WIN lol

#2 No

Posted by: SH at April 29, 2013 08:10 PM

7 Maybe his wife once used the pressure cooker that was turned into a bomb. Maybe she helped carry the bags into the house when they were purchased, thinking that her thoughtful hubby was buying her some new kitchen implement. I don't think her DNA being on the damn pressure cooker means that she took part in building the Boston Bomb that maimed innocent people. It is possible that she helped, but it is just as possible that she did not. They would certainly need more concrete evidence in order to link her to the making of and exploding of the bombs. That being said, these young men were nothing more than monsters, and if she was so brainwashed that she could not see what a monster her husband was, then she is one delusional young woman that has lost her link to humanity and sanity.

Posted by: Mistress Overdone at April 29, 2013 10:25 PM

8 Holly Sheet Batman! IT'S Michelles DNA!

Posted by: obsidian at April 30, 2013 10:35 AM

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