Azamat Tazhayakov is now on trial for allegedly conspiring to dispose of a backpack belonging to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect and for obstructing justice. His trial isn't the main act, but it has its own significance, analysts say.
Tightened security for the Boston Marathon, to be run April 21, includes more police and a bigger list of searchable items, officials said Monday. Last year, two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line, with devastating impact.
The summer trial date is significantly earlier than the 2015 date that two of the defendants’ attorneys had wanted. Obstruction of justice is among the charges.
The lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday asked a federal judge for more time to prepare a case against the death penalty.