Alleged Boston Liar Released on House Arrest
Robel Phillipos will have to wear GPS bracelet under deal
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2013 11:45 AM CDT
Updated May 6, 2013 3:39 PM CDT
This courtroom sketch shows signed by artist Jane Flavell Collins defendant Robel Phillipos appearing in front of Federal Magistrate Marianne Bowler at the Moakley Federal Courthouse, May 1, 2013.   (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

(Newser) – Robel Phillipos, the Massachusetts teen who is accused of lying to investigators about the activities of friends Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev in the aftermath of the Boston bombing, has been released under house arrest until his trial begins after posting $100,000 bail, NBC reports. Reuters reports that prosecutors "conferred extensively" with the defense today, and the two sides filed a joint motion asking the judge to OK a pre-trial release for the 19-year-old at this afternoon's hearing, so long as strict conditions are met. Phillipos will be clad with a GPS-enabled electronic bracelet, live at the home of his mother and submit to drug testing.

Meanwhile, the Telegram & Gazette reports that a Massachusetts community activist has deposited $500 into a fund he's starting in order to send Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body back to Russia. William Breault thinks it'll cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $3,000 to $7,000 to ship the body to Kyrgyzstan or Dagestan. "I don't look at it as I'm helping his family," says Breault. "I look at it as I'm helping the citizens of Boston, Worcester, and this state move on from this problem." (Breault says there's some buzz Tamerlan's body could be bound for a Worcester location.) Click for more on "this problem."

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May 6, 2013 6:11 PM CDT
What's the big deal? Just bury him here in an unmarked grave and be done with it. Just another "domestic" terrorist like Tim McVey. Only Muslim.
May 6, 2013 4:53 PM CDT
Question1. how did these newbe terrorist come up with $100,000 for bail.......follow the money. Question 2. why dont they jut cremate the dead one and flush him into the sewage..a befitting place for him to be. I think I want my tax dollars back.....doesnt seem like I am getting any value for what Im having to give
May 6, 2013 3:56 PM CDT
Our milktoast democrats are ruining this country! I would personally take him out aways in the Atlantic and throw his weighted body overboard. I guess Obama doesn't want to upset his terrorist Muslim friends!