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Friends of Alleged Marathon Bomber Denied Request for Out-of-State Trials

Three of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friends allegedly helped him get rid of a backpack, laptop, and fireworks after the bombings.

From left to right: Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev, and Robel Phillipos appeared in federal court in Boston Tuesday. Credit: Associated Press via Boston Herald
From left to right: Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev, and Robel Phillipos appeared in federal court in Boston Tuesday. Credit: Associated Press via Boston Herald
Three friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are set to go on trial later this year for allegedly getting rid of a backpack, laptop, and fireworks that belonged to Tsarnaev as authorities hunted for him.

Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev, and Robel Phillipos appeared in federal court in Boston Tuesday for a pre-trial hearing, according to the Boston Herald.

Attorneys for the men argued that the trials should be held out of state because of the publicity surrounding the events. A judge denied the request.

The attorneys are also trying to suppress statements that the trio made to police.

The following trial dates were set:
  • Tazhayakov, June 30
  • Kadyrbayev, Sept. 8
  • Phillipos, Sept. 29
The Boston Globe's Patricia Wen reported on Wednesday that one member of the courtroom audience was Marc Fucarile, a Stoneham man who lost a leg in the bombings.

About 800 potential jurors will be interviewed, according to the Herald.

Tsarnaev is set to go on trial in November.
jj same May 16, 2014 at 01:47 AM
Yeah boston strong!!!!

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