BOSTON (Reuters) – A friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber grew suspicious that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had carried out the attack when he threw away a backpack and laptop he had removed from the suspect’s dorm room, a federal agent testified on Thursday.
Three of Tsarnaev’s college friends face charges of hampering the probe into the blast, which killed three people and injured more than 260. At hearings this week, lawyers for one student, Dias Kadyrbayev, sought to prove that the statements he made to law enforcement four days after the bombing were not voluntary and should not be admitted at trial.
Accused Boston bomber friend Dias Kadyrbayev will not be taking stand today, awaiting testimony from another witness, judge says.
BOSTON (Reuters) – A stream of federal agents testified on Thursday in pre-trial hearings for three friends of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with hampering the investigation, as defense attorneys sought to prove their early statements to law enforcement were involuntary.
During the previous two days of testimony FBI and Homeland Security agents recalled their interviews with Kazakh exchange students Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov four days after the blasts that killed three people and injured more than 260 others, saying they told the two friends that they had the choice of speaking or not speaking to agents.
Accused bomber’s friends introduced FBI agents to their pet lizard at their New Bedford apartment after being questioned, agent says.
“This is a Yankee meal. You serve it cold and you slice it thin.” Judge at accused bomber’s friends hearing tells lawyers to tone it down.
BOSTON (Reuters) – FBI agents searching for the accused Boston Marathon bomber surrounded an apartment where two of the suspect’s friends were living and trained the laser scopes of sniper rifles on them, a federal agent testified on Wednesday.
Four days after the bombing, heavily armed law enforcement agents surrounded the building where two college friends of accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lived, acting on information, later proven incorrect, that the suspect was hiding in there.