Kadyrbayev leaves the stand after two days of examination and cross examination in Boston Marathon bombing-linked case.
BOSTON (Reuters) – A Kazakh exchange student awaiting trial on charges of obstructing the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombing testified on Tuesday that he told federal agents he suspected his friend had a role in the deadly attack.
The exchange student, Dias Kadyrbayev, took the stand for a second day in a pretrial hearing at which his attorneys are trying to persuade a judge to throw out early statements to law enforcement because he did not understand his rights.
Bomber friend admits to paying university upperclassmen to impersonate his professors to soothe his mother’s concern about poor performance.
Friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber to rely on translator as takes stand in pretrial hearing.
BOSTON (Reuters) – A friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with obstructing the investigation into the blasts likely did not understand his right not to speak to police during hours of questioning four days after the attack, a linguistic expert said on Monday.
Lawyers for the friend, Kazakh exchange student Dias Kadyrbayev, are trying to persuade a federal judge to throw out statements he made under interrogation in a police station, saying his comments were not voluntary.