NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (CBS) – The wife of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects said she’s doing everything she can to assist investigators.

Katherine Tsarnaev, 24, was married to Tamerlan Tsarnaev. She has been staying at her parents’ home in North Kingstown, Rhode Island since he was killed in a shootout with police last Friday.

She issued her first public statement Tuesday, through her attorney:

“As you know from news reports, Katie married her husband in June of 2010. Since then, she has

been living in Cambridge, raising her child and working long hours, caring for people in their homes

who are unable to care for themselves. Katie grew up in Rhode Island and has always remained

close to her parents and sisters here, as well as her extended family. She is fortunate to have the

support of her loving family now, as they, too, struggle to come to terms with these events and the

deep sorrow we all feel following the events of last week. Meanwhile, she is doing everything she

can to assist with the investigation.

The injuries and loss of life – to people who came to celebrate a race and a holiday – has

caused profound distress and sorrow to Katie and her family. The reports of involvement by her

husband and brother-in-law came as an absolute shock to them all. As a mother, a sister, a daughter,

a wife, Katie deeply mourns the pain and loss to innocent victims – students, law enforcement,

families and our community. In the aftermath of this tragedy, she, her daughter and her family are

trying to come to terms with these events.

It’s not clear whether Katherine Tsarnaeva has spoken to investigators yet.


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