Accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev informed a close friend that he had knowledge in making a bomb, a federal prosecutor said on Monday in the first trial linked to 2013’s deadly assault.
Stephanie Siegmann, a federal prosecutor said that Tsarnaev also shared his perspective with a close friend, Azamat Tazhayakov, one month prior to U.S. authorities believing Tsarnaev and his brother installed a couple bombs that injured hundreds and killed three individuals.
Tazhayakov is facing charges which include obstruction of justice for allegedly getting rid of the bag as well as evidence from Tsarnaev’s dorm after the explosion.
Tazhayakov and his friend, Dias Kadyrbayev, could face up to 20 years in jail if they’re convicted for obstruction of justice. Both have pleaded not guilty.
Siegmann implied they took the evidence to protect Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev is the only person charged for direct involvement in the attacks. He’ll face the death penalty if he ends up being convicted.