Al Qaeda Magazine, Radical Islamic Files Found on Boston Bomber’s Wife’s Computer
Radical Islamic materials and an al Qaeda magazine were found on the computer of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s widow — and there was explosive residue throughout their house, it was revealed yesterday.
The files found on Katherine Russell’s hard drive are part of an investigation into whether the woman — who claimed to be in the dark on her husband’s terrorist activities — was aware of his plan to set off the two bombs, The Washington Post reported.
It wasn’t clear whether the files belonged to Russell, 24, or her husband, 26.
The explosive residue was found on the kitchen sink and table and in the bathtub at their home in Cambridge, Mass., a source told CNN.William FarringtonMEET THE MISSUS: Katherine Russell at the home she shared with husband Tamerlan Tsarnaev (below), and where investigators reportedly found radical material.
The surviving bomber, Tsarnaev’s brother, Dzhokhar, told investigators they built the bombs in Tamerlan’s basement.
Officials said female DNA and fingerprints on a piece of pressure cooker found in the explosive debris did not match Russell’s.