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Details have been slow to trickle in following the three weeks since bombs killed three and injured more than 200 during the Boston Marathon attacks.

But today, authorities have released more information regarding the suspects, who was involved, and, what will eventually happen to Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body.

Here are the latest developments in the ongoing case.

1. Tamerlan Tsarnaev Finally Buried


On Thursday morning, the body of bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was moved to an undisclosed location and buried, according to Worchester police, ending a days-long saga about who would take his corpse, as multiple cities and funeral homes refused to take him in.

We’ll give you more details on the burial as they come in.

2. Former Girlfriend Of Tamerlan Gives More Details About Her Abuse


Nadine Ascencao, 25, has given her first interview since her ex-boyfriend Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in the Watertown shootout three weeks ago. Ascencao’s account of their relationship paints a picture of how violent and abusive Tamerlan actually was.

The former girlfriend of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev said he slapped her and beat her head against a car because she was wearing shorts.

Ascencao told Inside Edition that Tsarnaev, a former amateur boxer, attacked her after she wore a tank top and shorts to a pool party.

She said he screamed at her “what are you wearing” and then became violent.

“He literally grabbed my jaw and he was telling me “you are not going to wear this, do you understand what I’m saying” and he kept pushing my head until I hit the car and it hurt and that made me really upset and he just slapped me across the face. But that right there just made me so furious.”

Read the rest of her account, here.

3. Dzhokhar Tells Police That Katherine Russell Had Nothing To Do With Bombings

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has revealed to authorities that his sister-in-law, Katherine Russell, “played no role in the April 15 blasts,” a federal law enforcement official told NBC.

It was previously reported that Russell’s DNA did not match the DNA found on fragments from one of the bombs.

4. Katherine Russell Hires A Criminal Lawyer

Looks like the widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev isn’t taking any chances. Katherine Russell has hired a prominent criminal lawyer with experience defending terrorism cases, as she is still being questioned by federal authorities about her knowledge of the attacks.

Katherine Russell added New York lawyer Joshua Dratel to her legal team, her attorney Amato DeLuca said Wednesday. Dratel has represented a number of terrorism suspects in federal courts and military commissions, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and detainee David Hicks, who attended an al-Qaida-linked training camp in Afghanistan.

This story is developing.

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