Bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev ‘called his wife a “slut” and a “prostitute”‘ and admitted to slapping a girlfriend during domestic violence arrest

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 at 9:02 am

Bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev displayed a disturbing pattern of verbal abuse and violence toward women that included an arrest in 2009 for slapping his girlfriend, according to police records and accounts from those who knew him. 

Tsarnaev, 26, has been described by his wife’s close friends and roommates as combative, angry and controlling. His wife, Katherine Russell, has not spoken publicly since Tsarnaev’s death early Friday in a shootout with police.

But three of Russell’s friends told National Public Radio’s Laura Sullivan that Tsarnaev would often insult Russell and call her names, such as ‘slut’ and ‘prostitute.’

He was known to fly into into fits of rage where he would throw objects at Russell, including furniture, friends said.

Sometime around 2008, his erratic and violent behavior escalated as he stopped smoking and drinking and suddenly became heavily involved in Islam. Also around that time, he demanded that Russell, born a Christian, convert to Islam – and she complied.

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2 Responses to “Bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev ‘called his wife a “slut” and a “prostitute”‘ and admitted to slapping a girlfriend during domestic violence arrest”

  1. Doc on 23/23/13 at 11:24 am

    His behavior seems to be about the same as many other mooselimbs…disgusting and animal-like.

  2. Vic Kelley on 23/23/13 at 6:07 pm

    His wife may have been a prostitute. Many muslim “men” pimp out their wives and their daughters too. It’s easier to do that than get a real job.