Accused Boston bomber’s friend suspected guilt, tossed items, agent says

A friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took a backpack and laptop from the suspect’s dorm room, then threw them away after he began to suspect Tsarnaev had carried out the attack, a federal agent testified on Thursday.

Three of Tsarnaev’s college friends face charges of hampering the probe into the blast, which killed three people and injured more than 260.

At hearings this week, lawyers for one student, Dias Kadyrbayev, sought to prove that the statements he made to law enforcement four days after the bombing were not voluntary and should not be admitted at trial.

James Wiroll, a special agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, recalled arresting Kadyrbayev and his roommate Azamat Tazhayakov, both Kazakh nationals, on immigration violations five days after the attack.

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[Source: Reuters]