Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s widow has driving charges dismissed in Wrentham court

The widow of one of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects appeared in court this morning where several driving charges against her were dismissed.

Katherine Russell, widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, appeared in Wrentham District Court to face charges of driving with a suspended license, speeding, and driving an unregistered motor vehicle in Franklin in August, according to the clerk’s office.

Russell paid $150 in court fines, and the charges were dismissed, a clerk said.

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Despite being questioned several times by federal investigators, Russell has not been charged with any wrongdoing in relation to the Marathon bombings.

She had lived with Tsarnaev and their 3-year-old daughter in a cramped Cambridge apartment, but has since moved to live with her parents in Rhode Island.

According to a police report, Russell was pulled over on Aug. 21 when a Franklin police officer witnessed the car she was driving going 46 miles per hour in a zone with a 30 mile-per-hour speed limit.

Russell produced her driver’s license, which had been suspended due to previous violations, and could not produce the vehicle’s registration. Police later determined that the silver Honda Accord she was driving belonged to her father but did not have a current registration. The car was towed.

Russell’s attorney did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died when he was shot and run over by his brother in a confrontation with police in Watertown as the two brothers tried to flee the area several days after the bombings.

His brother, Dzhokhar, 20, is facing federal charges that could bring him the death penalty. The bombings killed three people and injured more than 260. The two brothers also allegedly murdered an MIT police officer on the night that they tried to flee.