Lawyers: Teen in Boston bombing probe can be released

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A court artist’s sketch of Robel Phillipos during his initial appearance in federal court May 1.
Credit: Jane Flavell Collins

Federal prosecutors and lawyers for the Cambridge teen accused to lying to authorities investigating the Boston bombing case have seemingly agreed on conditions that would allow the 19-year-old to be released from jail. 

A hearing was set for Monday as lawyers for Robel Phillipos requested that he be released from jail because he did not pose a risk of fleeing and that he had no role in the actual bombing plot. However, both sides filed a motion Monday morning to postpone the hearing until at least May 16.

In the motion, both sides said they had met “extensively” and came up with conditions to allow for the teen to be freed from jail. Those conditions include a secured bond of $100,000, house arrest at a custodian’s home, and being fitted with an ankle bracelet.

As of noon, the hearing was still scheduled for Monday afternoon. A judge had not yet ruled on the joint motion.

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