In federal court Monday, prosecutors made a provocative claim about 20-year-old Azamat Tazhayakov and his possible connection to alleged Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Prosecutors told a jury that one month before the Marathon attacks, Tazhayakov met with Tsarnaev and heard him say that he "knew how to make a bomb," and that it would be good to "die as a martyr and go straight to heaven."
Tazhayakov and two other UMass Dartmouth students are charged with interfering with the bombing investigation.
- "A close college friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s plotted to dispose of evidence from Tsarnaev’s dorm room several days after the attacks, well aware that Tsarnaev was a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, a federal prosecutor said today."
- "Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev texted a friend 90 minutes after the deadly explosions and said, “Don’t go thinking it’s me,” a federal prosecutor told jurors Monday during opening statements at the friend’s obstruction trial."
This article was originally published on July 07, 2014.
This segment aired on July 7, 2014.