The jury weighing obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges against a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will resume deliberations Monday, with a verdict expected this week.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys concluded their closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the trial of Azamat Tazhayakov, who is accused of obstructing justice by allegedly disposing of evidence linking Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to the attack.
Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told his friends about martyrdom and bomb-building over lunch before the attacks last year, an FBI agent testified on Friday in the trial of one of the friends for obstruction.
A student who shared Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth testified in federal court Tuesday that he witnessed three of the terror suspect’s friends rifling through his belongings days after the Marathon Bombing.
“Don’t go thinking it’s me, you cooked bastard,” is what the accused Boston bomber texted to his college friend Azamat Tazhayakov an hour and a half after two bombs tore through the Boylston Street finish line on April 15, 2013.