Robel Phillipos, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was convicted Tuesday of lying to federal agents during the investigation into the deadly 2013 attack.
Phillipos was convicted of two counts for lying about being in Tsarnaev's dorm room while two other friends removed a backpack containing fireworks and other potential evidence while authorities were looking for the suspected bombers.
Phillipos' sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 29, 2015, and he faces a maximum sentence of 16 years.
WBUR's Sacha Pfeiffer gets details on the verdict.
- "A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Tuesday of lying during the investigation into the 2013 attack."
This article was originally published on October 28, 2014.
This segment aired on October 28, 2014.