Boston Marathon Bombings

Tazhayakov Is First Convicted In Boston Marathon Bombing Investigation

July 22, 2014

In the first trial related to the Boston Marathon bombings, a college friend of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of interfering with the FBI’s investigation into the deadly blasts.

Boston Bombing Suspect’s Friend Guilty Of Impeding Investigation

July 21, 2014
In this courtroom sketch, defendant Azamat Tazhayakov, left, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is depicted listening to testimony by FBI Special Agent Phil Christiana, right. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Prosecutors say Azamat Tazhayakov agreed with a friend’s plan to remove Tsarnaev’s backpack from his dorm room a few days after the bombing.

In Closing Arguments, Prosecutors Say Tazhayakov Sought To Protect Tsarnaev

July 17, 2014

Azamat Tazhayakov is accused of interfering with the FBI’s investigation of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Boston Bombing Suspect’s Friend Was Naive, Defense Says

July 16, 2014

A lawyer for Azamat Tazhayakov has told a jury that Tazhayakov never tried to protect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and was prosecuted simply because he was “a friend of the bomber.”

Marathon Bombing Suspect Wants To Boost Case To Move Trial

July 15, 2014

In a written motion, Tsarnaev’s lawyers asked a judge to give them more time to present an expert’s analysis of survey data and media coverage of the case to support their argument that Tsarnaev cannot get a fair trial in Massachusetts.

Jurors Can Consider Tsarnaev Friend’s FBI Interviews

July 15, 2014

The federal judge presiding over the obstruction trial of Azamat Tazhayakov will allow jurors to consider statements Tazhayakov made to the FBI.

Marathon Survivor Announces Birth Of Baby Girl

July 14, 2014
Jeff Bauman and his fiancee, Erin Hurley, announced the birth of Nora Gail Bauman on Monday. (Facebook)

Jeff Bauman and his fiancee, Erin Hurley, announced the birth of Nora Gail Bauman on Monday.

Testimony Ends In Case Against Tsarnaev Friend

July 14, 2014

Prosecutors in the obstruction trial of Azamat Tazhayakov rested their case Monday after a week of testimony. The defense also rested its case, declining to call any witnesses.

Obstruction Case Against Tsarnaev Friend May Soon Go To Jury

July 11, 2014

Lawyers for the friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are not saying whether they will call any witnesses. But the judge has told jurors they may begin deliberations Wednesday.

FBI Agent: Tsarnaev’s Friends Knew He Had Materials To Build Explosives

July 10, 2014

An FBI agent testified Thursday that friends of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev knew he had materials to build an explosive.

Timeline Emerges At Tazhayakov Trial

July 10, 2014

Azamat Tazhayakov is accused of interfering in the investigation of his college friend, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

New Boston Marathon Victims Help Center To Open In August

July 09, 2014
Mery Daniel, pictured last year outside Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, lost her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombings. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The state is working with Boston Medical Center to establish a new free assistance center for people affected by last year’s Boston Marathon bombings.

Tsarnaev Seemed Normal After Bombings, Ex-Roommate Testifies

July 08, 2014

The testimony from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s former roommate, Andrew Dwinells, came during the trial of Azamat Tazhayakov, who is accused with another friend of removing items from Tsarnaev’s room after the bombings.

First Trial Related To Boston Marathon Bombings Begins

July 08, 2014

Azamat Tazhayakov is charged with obstructing the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings.

Charges Against Bombing Suspects’ Pals Questioned

July 07, 2014

Some defense attorneys and others are criticizing the extent to which federal prosecutors have charged friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspects, who are not accused of participating in the attack or knowing about it in advance.

Tsarnaev Told Friend Martyrs Go To Heaven, Prosecutor Says

July 07, 2014

Azamat Tazhayakov is charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy for allegedly removing items from Tsarnaev’s dorm room several days after the deadly bombings.

Jury Selection Done For Marathon Suspect Friend

July 03, 2014

A jury has been selected for the obstruction trial of Azamat Tazhayakov.

Jury Selection Begins For Marathon Suspect Friend

June 30, 2014

Azamat Tazhayakov is accused of removing items from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Marathon Bombing Suspect Is Granted Jury Request

June 26, 2014

Tsarnaev’s lawyers asked for the jury records for Massachusetts federal courts over the past three years to determine whether a plan adopted in 2009 has corrected racial imbalances on juries.

Lawyer Seeks Impartial Jury For Friend Of Tsarnaev

June 25, 2014

Lawyers for a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect have asked a judge to allow potential jurors to be questioned on their attitudes about Muslims and whether they know anyone who was injured in the deadly attack.

Boston Marathon Bombings: Our History Will Be A Guide For The Future

April 16, 2013
Robin Young recalls cheering on Bill Rodgers as he approached the finish line to win the Boston Marathon on April 21, 1975. (AP)

Robin Young shares her thoughts on the bombing at the Boston Marathon, and recalls the wonderful experiences of Patriots’ Days past.

Boston Marathon Bombings: They Picked On The Wrong City

April 16, 2013
A solitary runner heads down the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass., in front of the Boston skyline, at dawn the morning after explosions killed three and injured more than 140 at the Boston Marathon, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Boston is not the biggest city in America; it is not the most politically powerful. But it has an inner determination and power that only the foolish ignore.

Boston Marathon Bombing: ‘Explosions Sounded Like Cannon Fire’

April 15, 2013
Boston Police stop marathon runners with less than a mile to go, minutes after word of a explosions near the finish line. (Courtesy of the author)

Having run the marathon twice myself, I knew exactly how far away I was from the attack. Point seven miles.

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