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Oct 8, 2014

Video game win cited at trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber’s friend

BOSTON (Reuters) – A man who says he was too high to remember the removal of a backpack from the college dorm room of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect was alert enough to win a video game that same night, a key prosecution witness testified on Wednesday.

Azamat Tazhayakov, 20, recounted how he lost an Xbox NBA video game to his friend Robel Phillipos, before they want to the dorm room of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Accused Boston bomber’s friend did not say pot clouded memory: agent

BOSTON (Reuters) – A friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with lying to investigators in the days after the deadly blasts last year did not say he had been too intoxicated on marijuana to remember his actions, an official who interviewed him testified on Tuesday.

U.S. prosecutors contend that 21-year-old Robel Phillipos of Cambridge, Massachusetts, lied about accompanying two other men to the suspect’s college dorm room and removing a backpack containing fireworks three days after the attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260.

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      "Scott Malone is the Boston-based editor in charge for general news overseeing the northeastern United States, where he covers everything from politics to storms to the weird and wonderful of New England. Scott has interviewed newsmakers ranging from Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, to chart-topping rockers Aerosmith. His reporting has taken him from storm-swept New Orleans to the weather observatory atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire."
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