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      Officials ask to speak with wife of deceased Boston bombing suspect

      The woman who was married to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who died is being described as sweet and dedicated to the Islamic religion to which she converted.

      Katherine Russell Tsarnaev's lawyer says she met Tamerlan Tsarnaev at a nightclub while in college. They married in 2010. She converted from Christianity to Islam and wears the hijab, the traditional Muslim headscarf.

      Federal authorities have not said they think she is involved in the bombing plot but have asked to speak with her. Her lawyer is discussing how to proceed.

      Lawyers for Katherine say she is doing everything she can to assist authorities but they wouldn't say Tuesday if she has spoken to investigators yet.

      Providence attorneys Amato DeLuca and Miriam Weizenbaum issued a statement Tuesday saying Tsnarnaeva is deeply mourning the bombing victims. They say that Tsarnaeva and her family were in shock when they learned of allegations against her husband and brother-in-law, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

      The lawyers say Tsarnaeva, whose toddler is the daughter of the late suspect, is "trying to come to terms with these events."

      DeLuca told the Associated Press on Sunday that federal investigators want to speak with his client. They wouldn't comment Tuesday beyond the statement.

      Katherine stayed in the couple's Cambridge apartment last year while Tamerlan traveled to Russia for about six months. His aunt told The Associated Press that he spoke with Katherine every day on Skype and that at times she would instruct him on correct religious practices.