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.
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.
A friend believed suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was behind the deadly Boston Marathon bombings when he removed materials he thought had been used to make the bombs from his dorm room, prosecutors said Monday at his trial on obstruction charges.
Federal prosecutors on Tuesday urged a judge to reject accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s request to move his trial outside of the city, saying there was no evidence that it would be impossible to select an impartial jury.