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Driving charges against Marathon suspect’s widow dismissed

Katherine Russell, Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s widow, had been charged with driving with a suspended license and driving an unregistered motor vehicle in August.

Stew Milne/AP File

Katherine Russell, Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s widow, had been charged with driving with a suspended license and driving an unregistered motor vehicle in August.

WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Two motor vehicle charges against the widow of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev have been dismissed.

Katherine Russell was charged with driving with a suspended license, speeding and driving an unregistered motor vehicle in Franklin in August.

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The charges of driving with a suspended license and driving an unregistered motor vehicle were dismissed. Russell paid $150 in court costs.

She was found responsible for speeding, which will remain on her driving record.

Russell’s lawyer said she was moving around a lot during a traumatic time in her life and may not have realized her license had been suspended.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev died following a shootout with police four days after the April 15 bombing. His brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial.

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