Boston suspects' friends charged

CNC report from Boston
Added On August 9, 2013

More charged in connection with Boston bombings.

U.S. federal authorities have indicted two students from Kazakhstan on obstruction of justice charges.

It says they have helped hide evidence related to Boston marathon bombing that killed three and injured over 200.

A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov for allegedly impeding investigators pursuing the Boston Marathon bombers.

Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, both 19, were college friends of surviving bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

They are charged with removing a backpack containing fireworks and a laptop from Tsarnaev's dorm room.

If convicted, they face up to 20 years in prison on the obstruction of justice count and up to five years in prison on the conspiracy count.

The pair were first charged on May 1 with conspiracy and remain in federal custody. Both also face the possibility of deportation.

The FBI identified two brothers, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev and 19-year-old Dzhokar Tsarnaev, as suspects behind the Boston bombings on April 15.

Three people were killed at the site, and over 260 others were injured.
 
Dzhokhar's older brother, Tamerlan, was killed in a shootout with police four days later.

And Dzhokhar was captured hiding in a boat in a suburban backyard.
 
Dzhokhar made his first public appearance in court in July and pleaded not guilty to 30 charges for his alleged role in the Boston Marathon bombings.