No verdict after Day 2 in Tsarnaev friend trial
BOSTON (AP) — The jury in the trial of a man accused of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will resume deliberations Monday.
Azamat Tazhayakov is accused of agreeing with another friend to take a backpack containing opened fireworks and other items from Tsarnaev’s dorm room. He is charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy.
The jury began deliberations Wednesday afternoon, and it continued Thursday. Deliberations were cut short Thursday afternoon after one juror became ill.
The panel will not deliberate Friday because the judge is unavailable.
Tazhayakov denies the charges. His lawyer told jurors it was his friend, Dias Kadyrbayev, who took Tsarnaev’s backpack.
Three people were killed and more than 260 injured in the 2013 attack.