Tsarnaev Friend Convicted Of Obstructing Boston Bombings Probe
A federal jury on Monday found a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of obstructing the investigation into the 2013 attack. The jury found Azamat Tazhayakov guilty of obstructing justice and conspiring to obstruct justice, in connection with the removal of a backpack with potential evidence from Tsarnaev’s dorm room after the bombings. Jurors indicated in a verdict questionnaire that they didn’t believe a separate allegation, involving the removal of a laptop computer from the same dorm room, amounted to obstruction or conspiracy. But his attorneys said they’ll appeal the verdict, maintaining that a different defendant was the one who removed the backpack and put it into a garbage bin.
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