BOSTON (Reuters) – Attorneys for three college friends of the accused Boston Marathon bomber who are charged with helping cover up evidence of the crime on Monday asked for more records related to their arrests.
Defense attorneys for the friends said they needed notes of any statements they made before being advised of their right not to speak to police. A large number of police swarmed the apartment south of Boston shared by two of the men, both Kazakh exchange students, during a massive April 19 manhunt for bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Lawyers for three college friends of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who prosecutors say interfered with the investigation into the attack, are due in court on Monday to brief a judge on their readiness for a June trial.
U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock in January denied a joint request by federal prosecutors and two of the three defendants to delay the trial until early 2015, saying the case was “not that complex.”
BOSTON (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Thursday agreed to have a federal program pay the legal expenses of a man charged with helping the accused Boston Marathon bomber cover his tracks, but rebuffed his attorney’s request to have two lawyers on the defense team.
Robel Phillipos, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is one of three college friends of accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who prosecutors contend removed evidence, including a laptop computer and empty fireworks shells, from his dorm room three days after the blasts that killed three people and injured 264.