BOSTON — A crony of a indicted Boston Marathon bomber charged with fibbing to investigators has asked a decider to pierce his conference out of a city.
The man, Robel Phillipos, is due in probity on Tuesday for a final conference before his conference starts on Sept. 29. U.S. prosecutors contend that Phillipos and dual Kazakh sell students, who were also friends of indicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, went to Tsarnaev’s college dorm room 3 days after a Apr 15, 2013 bombing and private a laptop mechanism and trek containing dull fireworks shells.
One of a other dual men, Azamat Tazhayakov, was found guilty in Jul of deterrent of probity for a revisit and a second, Dias Kadyrbayev, in Aug pleaded guilty to that charge.
Phillipos faces a obtuse assign of fibbing to investigators, and could face a judgment of adult to 16 years in jail if convicted.
His lawyers on Monday asked U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock to pierce a conference out of Boston, observant a endless news coverage of a bombing, that killed 3 people and harmed some-more than 260, and a cases of a dual other group would make it formidable to chair an just jury.
Phillipos, who has been mostly cramped to his Cambridge, Massachusetts, home given his May 2013 arrest, is not charged with personification any purpose in a attack.
Tsarnaev is available a conference set to start in November. He faces a probability of execution if found guilty of carrying out a lethal bombing and also murdering a university military officer 3 days later.