Azamat Tazhayakov

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Daily Talker: Are Prosecutors Being Too Tough On Tsarnaev’s Friends?

Opening statements are scheduled for Monday in the case against Azamat Tazhayakov, the first of the four friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to face trial.

Tazhayakov is charged with conspiracy and obstruction of justice for allegedly agreeing with another college friend, Dias Kadyrbayev, to remove Tsarnaev’s backpack from his dorm room after learning he was a suspect in the bombing.

07/07/2014

Robel Phillipos (L), Azamat Tazhayakov (C),  Dias Kadyrbayev (R)

Some Legal Experts Question Charges Against Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Pals

Some defense attorneys and others are criticizing the extent to which federal prosecutors have charged Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s friends.

07/06/2014

Azamat Tazhayakov, right, is the first of marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friends to go to trial on charges of removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room during the investigation.

Jury Selection Begins In Trial Of Tsarnaev Friend

Azamat Tazhayakov is accused of removing items from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room at UMass-Dartmouth several days after last year’s attack.

06/30/2014

Azamat Tazhayakov, right, is the first of marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friends to go to trial on charges of removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room during the investigation.

Jury Selection Starts Monday For Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Friend

The first of four friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is set to go on trial on charges he impeded the investigation into the deadly attack.

06/29/2014

Azamat Tazhayakov, right, is the first of marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friends to go to trial on charges of removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room during the investigation.

Lawyer For Friend Of Marathon Bombing Suspect Says He Turned Down Plea Deal

The lawyer for Azamat Tazhayakov, a friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, said he rejected a plea deal offered to his client, who he said “knows he’s not guilty.”

06/23/2014

Azamat Tazhayakov, right, is the first of marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friends to go to trial on charges of removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room during the investigation.

Girlfriend Of Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Friend To Testify In Obstruction Trial

Lawyers say the girlfriend of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to testify against another friend during his trial on obstruction of justice charges.

06/10/2014

Robel Phillipos (L), Azamat Tazhayakov (C),  Dias Kadyrbayev (R)

Confessions Of Tsarnaev’s Friends At Issue In Hearing

Federal investigators and a defense lawyer gave contrasting accounts Wednesday of the circumstances surrounding the confessions by two friends of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

05/14/2014

Robel Phillipos (L), Azamat Tazhayakov (C),  Dias Kadyrbayev (R)

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Friends To Be Tried Separately In Mass.

Three college friends of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect will be tried separately, but those trials do not need to be moved out of Massachusetts, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

05/13/2014

Dias Kadyrbayev, Azamat Tazhayakov and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Judge Rules Tsarnaev Friends Can Wear Civilian Clothes In Court Prior To Their Trial

A federal judge has ruled friends of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can change into civilian clothes before jury selection and other hearings for their trial on obstruction of justice.

05/11/2014

Robel Phillipos (L), Azamat Tazhayakov (C),  Dias Kadyrbayev (R)

Friends Of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Allowed To Wear Own Clothes In Court

Friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have claimed a small victory.

05/11/2014

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