3 Friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Arrested in Boston Marathon Bombings Case
Three additional suspects were arrested Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombings investigation.
All three were friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and attended UMass-Dartmouth with him. The charges are related to incidents after the bombings and interfering with investigators.
Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, 19, both of New Bedford, are charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice by conspiring to destroy, conceal and cover up tangible objects, such as a laptop computer and a backpack containing fireworks, belonging to Tsarnaev.
A third suspect, Robel Phillipos, 19 of Cambridge, is charged with willfully making materially false statements to federal law enforcement officials during a terrorism investigation.
Tazhayakov and Kradyrbavev waived request for bail at their arraignment in federal court Wednesday. Both are due back in court May 14.