Three Friends of Bombing Suspect Arrested

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's college friends face charges of obstruction of justice in Boston case.
2:20 | 05/02/13

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To the new arrests in the boston bombing investigation. Three of dzhokhar tsarnaev's best friends have been charged with obstructing justice and lying to investigators and pierre thomas has been tracking the late he was. Good to have you in the studio. Good morning. We've been working the story all night. There's an intense international investigation under way to figure out if these young men are misguided youths trying to help a friend or members of a terror cell. The three friends of the boston bombers were led to jail in shackles late wednesday after appearing in boston federal court. Robel phillipos, dias kadrybayev and azamat tazhayakov seen posing in the photograph with dzhokhar last year are facing charges of obstruction of justice and making false statements to the fbi. I don't believe what they're saying. Reporter: This morning court documents say the men intended to slow down a major terrorist evidence. It began three days after the attack and just hours after the press conference where the fbi released images of the marathon bombers, dzhokhar's friends began to suspect he was involved. It is extremely important to contact us with any information regarding the identities of suspect one, suspect two and their location. Reporter:8:43 p.M., investigators say one of the roommates texts dzhokhar saying he looks like the suspect on television. Dzhokhar allegedly responds, lol, laugh out loud. You better not text me. Come to my room and take whatever you want. Within minutes, the fbi says kadrybayev texted his roommate tazhayakov saying have you seen the news and meet at another's room and inside discover a laptop and backpack containing hollowed out fireworks. By 11:00 p.M., Investigators say they decide to leave with the items and throw them away in this dumpster behind their apartment. One of the men's attorneys say they were just helping a friend and were not truly clear on what he may have done. He did not know that those items were involved in a bombing or of any interest in a bombing or any evidential value. While there's no evidence of that, the fbi want to know what they were doing before the attack happened. As one law enforcement official told me last night, they lied to us once, we will not trust, we will verify, george, elizabeth.

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