Mother of Boston bombing suspect plans to come to US

RUSSIA-US-ATTACKS-PARENTS
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, mother of suspected Boston bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Credit: Getty

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the mother of accused Boston bombing suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, told BBC that she plans to come to Boston for her son’s July 10 hearing. 

It will be her first trip back since the bombing. She told the news agency that she is nervous, but that she wants to support Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19.

“I will not let anyone to take my son away. They took my Tamerlan away but I will not allow them to take away my Dzhokhar,” she said. “I really hope my son is not going to be long there. As soon as my son gets out, I will take him, I will grab him, and I will leave that country.”

Tsarnaev is accused of setting off two deadly bombs by the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15, killing three and injuring hundreds more. His older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was also suspected of the attack, was killed three days later during a shootout with police.

Dzhokhar has been detained at a prison medical facility at Fort Devens since late April.

Following the bombing, Tsarnaeva and her ex-husband, Anzor Tsarnaev, have given mixed answers as to whether they would return to the U.S. The family lived in Cambridge for a decade.

Tsarnaeva has maintained her sons’ innocence in interviews. She told BBC Sunday, “I am their mother. I give them the birth. I brought them up. I raised them by giving them love. Special love. We never talked about killing. The word killing in our house had no place. So of course I am sure that my kids never would do this.”

Follow Morgan Rousseau on Twitter: @MetroMorgan
Follow Metro Boston on Twitter: @MetroBOS



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

California passes 'yes-means-yes' campus sexual assault bill

Californian lawmakers passed a law on Thursday requiring universities to adopt "affirmative consent" language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on…

National

Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all…

By Stephanie NebehayGENEVA (Reuters) - Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighboring countries as of Friday, but many remain trapped by the advance…

International

North Korean leader's money manager defects in Russia:…

A senior North Korean banking official who managed money for leader Kim Jong Un has defected in Russia and was seeking asylum in a third country, a South Korean newspaper…

Local

MAP: New York City Street Closures August 29,…

The Department of Transportation and NYPD said there may be residual delays near all of the street closures on August 29, 31 and 31. Several streets and avenues will be…

Going Out

'Friends' coffeehouse Central Perk coming to NYC —…

"Friends" is coming back for a one-off special: "The One with the Free Coffee." Warner Bros. is bringing a pop-up replica of Central Perk, the…

Movies

Interview: 'As Above, So Below' directors: 5 ways…

The fraternal directors of the found footage horror "As Above, So Below" dish on the best ways to frighten the bejesus out of audiences.

Movies

Criterion's new Jacques Demy box mixes the light…

Jacques Demy, the most effervescent of French New Wave filmmakers, gets a Criterion box all to himself, with classics like "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg."

Entertainment

Comedian Joan Rivers, 81, rushed to New York…

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Acerbic comedian and fashion critic Joan Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on Thursday after she reportedly…

NFL

3 things we learned in the Giants preseason…

The final score didn’t matter — a 16-13 win by the Giants — but it would’ve been nice to finally see Big Blue’s new-look offense get on track.

NFL

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots, 49ers start…

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots start at top

U.S. Soccer

5 facts about new England captain Wayne Rooney

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was named as the new England captain by coach Roy Hodgson on Thursday.

NFL

Jets vs. Eagles: 3 things to watch

A win on Thursday night at the Eagles would give the Jets a 3-1 record and just their second winning preseason under head coach Rex Ryan.

Style

Trend: White hot on the 2014 Emmy's red…

White was one of the big trends on the Emmy's red carpet.

Food

Recipe: Samuel Adams beer-marinated grilled shrimp

Summer calls for two things: a cold beer and light food. Sam Adams' Latitude 48 IPA fairly bursts with citrus notes, making it an ideal marinade…

Wellbeing

4 healthy ingredient swaps to make your meals…

When it comes to eating well, everyone knows they could be doing better. But cooking in an apartment on a busy schedule is a recipe…

Wellbeing

Heart trumps brain when it comes to movies…

When you need a good cry, do you reach for the movie that’s “based on a true story”? Science says you’re giving your brain far…