Earlier today, CBS News reported that tests of bomb fragments recovered from the Boston Marathon bombing site showed traces of female DNA. FBI agents do not consider Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s widow, Katherine Russell, a suspect in the bombings, but they did meet with her today to collect a DNA sample. Authorities caution, though, that the DNA could simply have been that of a store clerk or marathon spectator, and it’s too early to jump to conclusions.
That warning hasn’t stopped supporters of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from jumping up and down with excitement, certain that the find brings them one step closer to seeing “Jahar” exonerated.
Just In: CBS News has learned female DNA was found on a fragment of one of the bombs used in the Boston Marathon attack
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 29, 2013
I'm sorry if they found FEMALE DNA ON THE BOMB WHY IS JAHAR STILL IN JAIL?!
— Han. (@HannahCypcar) April 30, 2013
They found female DNA on the bombs! I want to see the faces from people who said Jahar and Tamerlan are guilty! #freejahar
— m. (@partyandbieber) April 29, 2013
— ☆~•JeN•~☆ (@MusicsMyLife29) April 29, 2013
— Bane Slarff (@Slarff) April 30, 2013
Why are they telling us there's female DNA on the bombs? But not telling us Jahar or Tamerlan's DNA's are on the bombs? Smh #FreeJahar
— northern touch (@sincerely_salma) April 29, 2013
I'm 100% sure jahar isn't female since they find a female DNA. #FreeJahar
— night stalker (@kowsar_xx) April 30, 2013
— lex (@lexiwacenske) April 29, 2013