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An attorney for the New Jersey sister of the alleged Boston bombers told reporters Ailina Tsarnaeva has been holed up with her husband and baby in their West New York apartment building, and it was "very difficult" for her. Brian Thompson reports.
The sisters of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects say the family is "absolutely devastated" and doesn't have any answers.
Through their attorneys, Bella Tsarnaev and Ailina Tsarnaev, who lives in West New York, N.J., issued a statement Tuesday, eight days after the bombing killed three people and injured more than 180 at the finish line of the marathon.
One brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed after a gunfight with police in Massachusetts last week, and their other brother — his accused accomplice, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — is charged with carrying out the attack with him.
The statement said:
"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."
Ailina Tsarnaev spoke briefly early Friday through a barely open door to several news outlets.
She said she was sorry for the families that lost loved ones. She also said she wasn't sure what had gotten into her two brothers, but also that she didn't know what was true.
"I'm not OK, just like everybody else is not OK," she said. "No one is OK. It's very shocking."
Ailina Tsarnaev said she had not seen her brothers in years. Her husband said he never met the two men in the year and a half he has been with her.