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Oct 7, 2014
Oct 7, 2014

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.

Oct 7, 2014
Oct 6, 2014
Oct 6, 2014
Oct 6, 2014

Friend of accused Boston bomber was too stoned to lie, lawyer says

BOSTON (Reuters) – A college friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect could not have lied to the FBI about visiting the man’s dorm room and removing a backpack because he was too intoxicated by marijuana to remember what he did that day, his defense attorney said on Monday.

Robel Phillipos, a 21-year-old resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is one of three people who prosecutors say went to accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s room at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth on April 18, 2013, after the FBI released images of the Tsarnaev brothers, and removed a backpack containing empty fireworks shells.

Oct 6, 2014

Friend of accused Boston bomber lied about dorm visit: prosecutor

BOSTON (Reuters) – A college friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect lied to the FBI about visiting the suspect’s dorm room house before the accused bomber and his brother engaged in a gun battle with police, a U.S. prosecutors told a court on Monday.

Robel Phillipos, a 21-year-old resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is one of three people who prosecutors say went to accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s room at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth on April 18, 2013, after the FBI released images of the Tsarnaev brothers, and removed a backpack containing empty fireworks shells.

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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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