BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys have rested their cases in the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Azamat Tazhayakov is charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy.READ MORE: Bloodied Tom Brady Hit With First Unsportsmanlike Conduct Penalty Of Career In Bucs-Rams Playoff Game
Prosecutors ended their case Monday after the testimony of an FBI agent.
The defense called no witnesses. Closing arguments in his trial are scheduled for Wednesday.
Tazhayakov is accused along with another friend of removing a backpack containing altered fireworks from Tsarnaev’s dorm room several days after the 2013 bombings.READ MORE: Boston City Workers Given Additional Week To Show Proof Of COVID Vaccination
The defense maintains that the other friend removed the backpack and fireworks and later threw the items away.
Prosecutors say both men shared in the decision to get rid of the items.
Twin bombs placed near the finish line of the marathon killed three people.
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