Boston Bomber’s Friend Who Moved Backpack Found Guilty of Obstructing Justice

A friend of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of obstructing the investigation into the attack.

Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s friend Azamat Tazhayakov was found guilty Monday of obstructing the investigation of the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing attack.

The federal jury found Azamat Tazhayakov guilty of obstructing justice and conspiring to obstruct justice, in connection with the removal of a backpack with potential evidence from Tsarnaev’s dorm room after the bombings.

Sentencing for Tazhayakov is scheduled for October 2014. He could get up to 25 years in prison.

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