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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. 

Chris for Liberty April 24, 2013 at 10:12 AM
Are we being told the truth by the government? http://www.fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/look-proof-that-craft-or-blackwater-agents-did-the-boston-marathon-bombing-event/42108
The Patriot April 24, 2013 at 10:57 AM
Thomas you are PATHETIC! It's amazing to see such ignorance as you "hope" there was cause. WHERE was the same consideration by family of these two terrorists for the poor 8 year old that was murdered or the 5 year old girl that lays in the hospital riddled with nails and shrapnel?!? Their statements emerged AFTER authorities released their identities. The reality is this Country is too lenient to morons like these brothers and the extended families. A lesson from Israel should be applied. ALL family members should be deported , assets seized and used to finance the care of their victims. Until we get tuff these heinous acts of cowardness will continue. The mother is a criminal with a warrant for stealing ....apples don't fall from pear trees!!!! WAKE UP
DexterDog April 24, 2013 at 03:12 PM
Good idea Patriot. Ship em all back to where they came from. Anyone that doesn't like it can catch the boat too!
B@B April 24, 2013 at 03:59 PM
How are you going to deport the mother when she is already not in this country?
Sir April 24, 2013 at 04:12 PM
Relax francis. Should the families of drunk drivers also be punished?
Kelly April 24, 2013 at 04:36 PM
I've thought about that too, but I worry if we ship all the foreigners back, the economy of this country will collapse and we'd be left with a giant mess. The current US population is over 300 million and the current native population is only about 5 million. At this point, I don't think we would be able to support the infrastructure and standard of living without keeping most of the immigrants here. It is sad to admit though, as so much irreversible damage has been done to our great nation that it is now just a glimmer of its former glory.
steven sebastian April 24, 2013 at 05:00 PM
you honestly think there is only 5 million american born citizens right now? you obviously did not do your research
Hookerman April 24, 2013 at 05:14 PM
Not only should we deport all immigrants, but we should make it retro-active too. Anyone who is a descendent of immigrant should also be shipped out, and only those who are 100 % Native American should be allowed to stay. This is the only way that we can return to the one original culture of America!
Denise April 24, 2013 at 05:36 PM
Dontcha think we are in a pretty big ginat mess now....?
Harlan Consider April 24, 2013 at 05:41 PM
There is fairly convincing evidence that even the Native Americans immigrated here, too, having migrated via boats and ice floes from Asia.
Sarcasm Siren April 24, 2013 at 05:43 PM
Let's all just relax. The West New York Police are on the case. <sarcasm>
Harlan Consider April 24, 2013 at 05:44 PM
Attention. Attention. Aluminum foil needed over here. Chris for Liberty needs a hat. Quick!
Kelly April 24, 2013 at 05:51 PM
@steven - See here: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html The current US population is estimated at 314 million and the native population only makes up 1.4% of that. @FourScore - That would drive the numbers down even further. My estimates included people who have native and immigrant ancestors. The point is even more drastic that this nation, as it exists, would collapse if we deport all the immigrants as they make up the overwhelming majority (>98%) of the population.
Sarcasm Siren April 24, 2013 at 05:52 PM
Can we start with you?
Kelly April 24, 2013 at 05:52 PM
That is my point, it is already a giant, irreversible mess.
you know April 24, 2013 at 05:54 PM
Isn't West New York a foreign country already?
TomW April 24, 2013 at 06:44 PM
Another Patch low this thread has reached...
Harlan Consider April 24, 2013 at 07:03 PM
I hate to break it to you, Tom, but when you allow people to comment in the comfort of the safety of anonyimity, you get a proper sense of peoples true character. The polite conversations we have with our neighbors and work colleagues don't really reflect who we are and what we truly think. This is it, so is it "another Patch low" or as I believe, a fairly good reflection of how we tick.
Jen April 24, 2013 at 07:07 PM
I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not. If we were to "ship all the foreigners back" you do realize that would include pretty much the entire population of the US, as everyone here (aside from Native Americans) immigrated. The entire foundation of this "great nation" is built on the backbone of immigrants.
Darlene F April 25, 2013 at 01:18 PM
@ B@B you are right about that but did you hear she has a warrant issued for not showing up for her court case for stealing more than $5,000 worth of clothing from a department store? I guess her next words for that may be it wasn't me and i am being framed because I'm Muslim. If she shows up here in the US she will be arrested herself and I think she ran back to russia to escape her charges.
Darlene F April 25, 2013 at 01:23 PM
I think we still need to be vigilant about when we see something strange like leaving backpacks around and not saying anything about it. Eventhough you are at an event like that you still need to be aware of your surroundings because we tend to get laxed about it when it's an event like that. That puts us at risk by not paying attention to even the smallest of things like backpacks or even paper bags/shopping bags. My prayers are with the victims and families of the Boston Bombings.
High School High April 25, 2013 at 02:32 PM
Then you moved just before the yuppie nests went up on River Road, some of them fetch $2mm a pop. And Boulevard East is not esactly Tegucigalps either. Park Avene up to Bergenline, sure. But it's still head and shoulders a better town than, say, Newark or Paterson.
Idiot Responder Redux April 26, 2013 at 07:22 PM
I used to walk around Bergenline all the time in the early 2000s. It's perfectly safe there. But I agree Albio Sires is an idiot and how he became a U.S. Congressmen is a travesty, particularly since the police prostitution scandal happened under his "watch" and I use that term loosely.
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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