Ailina Tsarnaev: Sister of marathon bombers due in South Boston court

Tamerlan Tsarnaev (L), 26, is pictured in 2010 in Lowell, and his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is pictured in an undated FBI handout photo in this combination photo Credit: Reuters
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, left, and his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, are the suspects accused of setting off two bombs at the Boston Marathon in April.
Credit: Reuters

A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is due to appear in a South Boston courthouse on Wednesday.

Ailina Tsarnaev, 23, formerly of Cambridge, is due in South Boston District Court for failing to appear at a 2011 court date, according to the Suffolk district attorney’s office. She allegedly misled authorities during a counterfeit bill investigation.

Tsarnaev is a sister of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the men accused of setting off two bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15. The blasts killed three people and injured more than 260 others.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed during a shootout with police in Watertown, Mass., days after the bombing. His younger brother was eventually caught hiding in a boat in Watertown. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to federal charges. He could face the death penalty.

In the days after the bombing, Ailian Tsarnaev told The Star-Ledger from her New Jersey apartment that she felt sorry for the families of the victims.

“I’m hurt for everyone that’s been hurt,” she told the newspaper.

Federal authorities searched Ailian Tsarnaev’s apartment in the days after the bombing, and police said they were confident there had been no contact between her and her brothers for years.

Last month Bella Tsarnaev, another sister of the alleged bombers, appeared in a New Jersey courtroom for a case related to marijuana charges. Those charges were expected to be cleared because lawyers were working to get her into a pretrial intervention program.

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