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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s college friends indicted

Two college friends of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were indicted Thursday on federal obstruction of justice charges, while lawyers for a third friend said he is negotiating a possible deal in his case.

Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, both 19-year-old former students from Kazakhstan, were indicted by a federal grand jury, which said they took evidence from Tsarnaev’s dorm room at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, tossed it in the trash, and watched a rubbish truck take it away after authorities had publicly identified Tsarnaev as a suspect. They were first charged in May in US District Court, but the indictment increased their possible sentence from five to 25 years in prison.

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