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NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. -- The mother-in-law of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed during a gun battle with police said Friday her family is sickened by the horror inflicted by the deadly attack.

Judith Russell, whose daughter Katherine was married to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, an ethnic Chechen who came to the U.S. from Russia, read a statement from inside her home in Rhode Island through a partially open doorway.

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"Our daughter has lost her husband today, the father of her child. We cannot begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred," Russell said. "In the aftermath of the Patriots' Day horror, we know that we never really knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev."

Tsarnaev, 26, and his younger brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, who was taken into custody Friday evening, are the suspects in Monday's marathon bombing, which killed three and wounded more than 180.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed overnight following a spate of violence in which authorities say the brothers shot and killed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology policeman, severely wounded another officer and hurled explosives at police during a car chase.

Russell said, "Our hearts are sickened by the knowledge of the horror he has inflicted."

Neighbour Paula Gillette, who lives across the street, said Katherine Russell left for college a few years ago, and when she came back she dressed in less revealing clothing with head coverings. She said Russell and her husband had a young daughter, but Russell appeared to be living without her husband.

"Everything looked very peaceful," Gillette said, adding Russell and her parents have been good neighbours.

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 20, 2013 A4

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