The wife of deceased Boston bomb suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and her family are "trying to come to terms" with the shock that he and his brother allegedly masterminded the attacks.
A statement read out by Miriam Weizenbaum, the lawyer for Katherine Tsarnaeva, said:
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 officers, families and our community.
In the aftermath of this tragedy, she, her daughter and her family are trying to come to terms with this event.