The friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is seeking a new trial after a jury found him guilty earlier this month of obstructing the investigation into the deadly terror attack, according to court documents filed Monday.
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.
The Boston Athletic Association and the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired have announced that this year’s Boston Marathon will have more blind and visually impaired athletes than any other marathon in the United States.
The mother of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was distressed to learn of the possibility that her son, 20, may face execution if convicted of carrying out the deadly April 15 terror attack.
On April 15, two explosions rang through the finish line of the Boston Marathon, marking the first horrific moments of a terror attack that claimed the lives of three spectators and injured more than 260.