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Tsarnaev Friend Found Guilty of Hiding Marathon Bombing Evidence

July 22, 2014  | 

A former student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth was convicted Monday of obstructing a terrorism investigation by concealing a backpack containing fireworks that belonged to his close friend Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.

In the first trial related to the bombings, jurors in US District Court also found that Azamat Tazhayakov, 20, was part of a conspiracy with his off-campus roommate to hide incriminating evidence in the days immediately after the attack, the Boston Globe reports.

Tags: Boston Marathon Bombing, Obstruction of Justice, Massachusetts


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