The father of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is leaving Russia for the U.S. 'today or tomorrow'.
Anzor Tsarnaev said on Thursday that he will travel from Dagestan to America in the hopes of bringing back the body of his eldest son Tamerlan to Russia. His other son Dzhokhar, 19, remains under police guard in a Boston hospital and is facing terrorism charges which could result in the death penalty.
The suspects' mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, said she was still thinking over whether to travel to the U.S.
She once again told CNN on Thursday that she did not believe her sons were responsible for the terrorist attack. She said she believed that the marathon was a 'really big play' with 'paint instead of blood'.
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Wild claims: Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, mother of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, (pictured at a press conference on Thursday) claims that the Boston Marathon bombings were one big play with 'paint instead of blood'
Tsarnaeva's hesitation to travel to the U.S. may be based on the fact that she was charged
with shoplifting last summer and is concerned that she could be arrested.
However Tsarnaeva said that she had been assured by lawyers that she would not be.
The Tsarnaev family emigrated to the U.S. a decade ago, but both parents returned to Russia last year.
It is almost a week since the Boston bombers' reign of terror came to an end. Zubeidat Tsarnaeva has said that she believes her sons, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar were framed for the bombings which left three people dead and more than 180 people injured.
The suspects' father has already been interviewed by Russian and American authorities - and will face further interviews when he arrives in the U.S.