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Friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect found guilty
Friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect found guilty

A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Monday of hindering the FBI investigation into the April 2013 blast by hiding Tsarnaev’s backpack from authorities. Azamat Tazhayakov, convicted in federal court on Boston, now faces up to 20 years in prison and becomes the first of three Tsarnaev friends to be tried in cases spawned from the marathon bombings. He was acquitted of separate charges of trying to dispose of Tsarnaev’s laptop computer. Jurors reached the split verdict after prosecutors accused Tazhayakov of deliberately removing the backpack from Tsarnaev's college dorm room after Tsarnaev sent him computer messages telling him to...

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