Tsarnaev's Buddies Deny Obstructing Justice
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friends did nothing wrong, lawyers say
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 13, 2013 2:15 PM CDT
This courtroom sketch of May 1, 2013 by artist Jane Flavell Collins shows defendants Dias Kadyrbayev, left, and Azamat Tazhayakov appearing at the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston.   (Jane Flavell Collins)

(Newser) – Two friends of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect have pleaded not guilty to disposing of evidence from his college dormitory room. Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov were arraigned today in federal court on charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice. Prosecutors say the 19-year-olds from Kazakhstan tried to thwart the investigation of the deadly April explosions by throwing away fireworks and other items they found in the room of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the day before his capture. Authorities found the fireworks in a landfill. If convicted, they face up to 20 years in prison.

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Aug 14, 2013 6:45 PM CDT
Noooooooo..your kidding?
Aug 14, 2013 9:56 AM CDT
Someone quick get on this! We need Ali G to get back into character (Borat) and defend these two ass wipes from his motherland.
Aug 13, 2013 6:54 PM CDT
Wouldn't it be refreshing if, just once, someone caught "red handed" doing something illegal where to simply admit they did it and in retrospect they agree it was wrong of them to do so?? I remember, back in April there was reference in a news story that these "friends" said they had a phone call from Tsarnaev asking them to get rid of stuff from his room....now, they didn't do it?? It's like a kid elbow deep in the cookie jar saying it wasn't him stealing the cookies!!