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Sisters of Accused Boston Marathon Bombers 'Absolutely Devastated'

Tsarnaev sisters say they "don’t have any answers" after brothers suspected in Boston attacks.

Attorneys for the sisters of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers released a statement Tuesday saying their clients are "absolutely devastated" and were awaiting a thorough investigation. 

"Our heart goes out the victims of last week’s bombing. It saddens us to see so many innocent people hurt after such a callous act. As a family, we are absolutely devastated by the sense of loss and sorrow this has caused. We don’t have any answers but we look forward to a thorough investigation and hope to learn more," said the statement, issued on behalf of Ailina and Bella Tsarnaev, who have lived in Fairview and West New York. 

"We ask the media to respect our privacy during this difficult time," said the statement from attorneys Joseph Ginarte and William Buckman. 

Reporters have swarmed a West New York home where the sisters are staying since brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were accused in the terror attacks last week. Federal agents visited the home last week and local police have maintained a constant guard outside. 

FBI agents last week also visited the apartment in Fairview where Ailina and Bella Tsarnaev lived months ago, Police Chief Frank DelVecchio told Patch.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass., was charged Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction against persons and property in connection with the marathon bombings, the Justice Department said. He is recovering in a Boston hospital after a standoff with police. 

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was pronounced dead after an exchange of gunfire with police in Watertown, Mass. The brothers are also suspected in connection with the slaying of an MIT police officer in nearby Cambridge. 

caroline ohare April 26, 2013 at 09:56 PM
how about our government work on this? there is roughly 125,000 students here in the US on Visas, roughly 75,000 have never appeared at the school they were to attend and are unaccounted for, why are the schools and our government allowing this to happen, so we just allow them into the US and not worry about them, hello, don't you think they should be worrying about their own country and stop allowing these people in.
Christine April 28, 2013 at 12:40 AM
exactly...I would love to go to college for free.
Christine April 28, 2013 at 01:19 AM
I can't receive Government Assistance because I have a job and work pay check to pay check just able to make ends meet. Maybe I should have been born in another country so I could come to America and reap the FREE benefits. I have to clip coupons to feed my Son and am in line watching people who can't speak English using their Food Stamp Debit Card..4 kids in tow and a pregnant Mom swiping the card. Her nasty looking short husband standing behind just watching and not doing a damn thing. This is what PISSES ME OFF.
Barry W April 28, 2013 at 02:00 AM
They did fess up that they weren't being shot back at when they executed the older brother.
Cableguy April 30, 2013 at 11:40 AM
if I may ask - ask? that's all - ask! In my opinion, I believe the socialogical and "illegal immigrant" coup de tat will be when we get a Mexican/American President. They will have won. WITHOUT a DOUBT, we have benefited from so many heroic Latino war veterans, share the very same love for America, family values and belief in God - but I just want to cry if I see a President with a gold tooth eating a taco. Gonzo with his illegal parents were bad enough.

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