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Jul 22, 2014 4:34 PM

Tsarnaev Friend Found Guilty

A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of impeding the investigation into the bombing Monday.

Azamat Tazhayakov was charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy, with prosecutors saying he agreed with a friend's plan to remove Tsarnaev's backpack containing altered fireworks from his dorm room a few days after the 2013 bombing.

His trial was the first stemming from the bombing, which killed three and injured more than 260 near the marathon's finish line. Tazhayakov put his hands over his face and shook his head as the jury announced the verdicts, which it reached on the third day of deliberations. His mother sobbed loudly and rocked in her seat.

 

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