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Mother of 2 suspects in Nemtsov killing in Russia says 'I didn't bring them up for this'

  • In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Zulai Gubasheva, the mother of two suspects in the slaying of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, gestures, during an interview with the Associated Press in the town of Malgobek, Ingushetia, Russia. The mother of two suspects in the slaying of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov says is certain they didn't do it. Anzor and Shagid Gubashev are among five men, all ethnic Chechens, accused in the Feb. 27 killing. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)

    In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Zulai Gubasheva, the mother of two suspects in the slaying of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, gestures, during an interview with the Associated Press in the town of Malgobek, Ingushetia, Russia. The mother of two suspects in the slaying of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov says is certain they didn't do it. Anzor and Shagid Gubashev are among five men, all ethnic Chechens, accused in the Feb. 27 killing. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Zulai Gubasheva, the mother of two suspects in the slaying of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, cries during an interview with the Associated Press in the town of Malgobek, Ingushetia, Russia. The mother of two suspects in the slaying of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov says is certain they didn't do it. Anzor and Shagid Gubashev are among five men, all ethnic Chechens, accused in the Feb. 27 killing. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)

    In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Zulai Gubasheva, the mother of two suspects in the slaying of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, cries during an interview with the Associated Press in the town of Malgobek, Ingushetia, Russia. The mother of two suspects in the slaying of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov says is certain they didn't do it. Anzor and Shagid Gubashev are among five men, all ethnic Chechens, accused in the Feb. 27 killing. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Zulai Gubasheva, the mother of two suspects in the slaying of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, looks at family photos,  during an interview with the Associated Press in the town of Malgobek, Ingushetia, Russia. The mother of two suspects in the slaying of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov says is certain they didn't do it. Anzor and Shagid Gubashev are among five men, all ethnic Chechens, accused in the Feb. 27 killing. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)

    In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Zulai Gubasheva, the mother of two suspects in the slaying of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, looks at family photos, during an interview with the Associated Press in the town of Malgobek, Ingushetia, Russia. The mother of two suspects in the slaying of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov says is certain they didn't do it. Anzor and Shagid Gubashev are among five men, all ethnic Chechens, accused in the Feb. 27 killing. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)  (The Associated Press)

The mother of two suspects in the slaying of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov says is certain they didn't do it.

Anzor and Shagid Gubashev are among five men, all ethnic Chechens, accused in the Feb. 27 killing.

Their mother, Zulai Gubasheva, told the Associated Press that she "will never believe they did it" and she "didn't bring them up for this."

She said her sons, now in their early 30s, left for Moscow years ago because they couldn't find work in Chechnya. The elder, Anzor, was later offered a job in the Chechen police force, but she discouraged him and he returned to the Russian capital.