Lawyer: Tsarnaev’s widow to cooperate

FILE - This June 26, 2007 booking photo released by the Warwick, R.I., Police Department on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, shows Katherine Russell, after her arrest on shoplifting charges in Warwick. Charges were later dismissed. Russell, the widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, has hired a prominent criminal lawyer with experience defending terrorism cases as she continues to face questions from federal authorities. (AP Photo/Warwick Police Department, File)
FILE - This June 26, 2007 booking photo released by the Warwick, R.I., Police Department on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, shows Katherine Russell, after her arrest on shoplifting charges in Warwick. Charges were later dismissed. Russell, the widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, has hired a prominent criminal lawyer with experience defending terrorism cases as she continues to face questions from federal authorities. (AP Photo/Warwick Police Department, File)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new lawyer for the widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev says his client will continue to cooperate with investigators.

New York criminal defense lawyer Joshua Dratel has represented several terrorism suspects. Last week he joined the legal team for Katherine Russell, who lived with Tsarnaev in Cambridge, Mass., but has been staying with her family in North Kingstown, R.I.

Dratel tells The Associated Press that Russell is in a fluid situation that’s not yet at an end.

Russell hasn’t been charged with any wrongdoing. Her lawyers have said she had no reason to suspect her husband. But they haven’t spoken publicly about what she saw in the days surrounding the deadly April 15 bombing.

Dratel said Tuesday it would be counterproductive to speak about the details while the investigation continues.

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