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Uncle of Boston bombing suspect says family is ashamed

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 19, 2013 11:18 AM
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Ruslan Tsarni is the uncle of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

(Montgomery Village, Md.) — The uncle of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect is urging his nephew to turn himself in.

Ruslan Tsarni of Montgomery Village, Md., says 19-year-old Dzhozkar Tsarnaev should turn himself in to police and ask for forgiveness. Officials say Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a 26-year-old who had been known to the FBI as Suspect No. 1, was killed overnight.

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The brothers came from a Russian region near Chechnya and lived together in Cambridge, Mass. Tsarni says he hasn't seen them for several years.

He says the family is ashamed. He says he loves the U.S. and respects this country.

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