In closing arguments, prosecutors said Azamat Tazhayakov, friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect, helped hide incriminating evidence. Defense attorneys say he’s just a 'friend of a kid who committed a heinous act.'
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.
Three friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of impeding the federal investigation into the Boston Marathon bombing.
Two college friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were indicted Thursday on charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice.