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Oct 16, 2014
Oct 16, 2014

Defense continues in trial of friend of accused Boston bomber

BOSTON (Reuters) – A friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with lying to investigators smoked marijuana repeatedly on the day prosecutors said he visited the suspect’s dorm room, witnesses testified on Thursday.

Robel Phillipos, 21, was too intoxicated by marijuana to remember his actions on the night of April 18, 2013, when he is charged with accompanying two other men to the accused bomber’s college dorm room, his lawyers assert.

Oct 16, 2014
Oct 16, 2014
Oct 16, 2014
Oct 15, 2014
Oct 15, 2014
Oct 15, 2014
Oct 15, 2014

Friend of accused Boston bomber denied dorm visit – FBI agent

BOSTON (Reuters) – A friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber denied visiting the suspect’s college dorm room three days after the deadly attack, but later admitted to the visit, an FBI agent who interviewed the man testified on Wednesday.

Robel Phillipos, 21, is on trial on charges he lied to the FBI about a visit to the suspected bomber’s college dorm room three days after the attack that killed three people and injured more than 260, as investigators were hunting for the suspect.

Oct 15, 2014
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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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