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Tsarnaev in spotlight at trial of college friend

Dias Kadyrbayev
The conversations published come from his phone. He’s one of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s college friends accused of obstructing justice by concealing evidence from authorities while Tsarnaev was on the run.
Azamat Tazhayakov
Dzhokhar’s college friend, also charged with obstruction of justice.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Alleged Marathon bomber. Nicknamed "Jahar."

Selected extracts of Dias’ texts between April 15 (the day of the bombing) and April 20, the day after Dzhokhar is captured.

April 15, 2.45 p.m. Bombs explode in Boylston Street
Conversation between Dias and "Mama US", minutes after the explosions.
Dias
Mama US
Mother, just now two bombs exploded in Boston.

3:14 p.m.
On Boylston St

3:14 p.m.
At the marathon finish line!

3:15 p.m.
No way

3:15 p.m.
There are people there with no legs lying around

3:15 p.m.
I am telling you

3:15 p.m.
How do you know this?

3:16 p.m.
Bayan told me... and then I looked up on the internet

3:16 p.m.
Horrible

3:17 p.m.
We started reading now

3:17 p.m.
Uhu

3:17 p.m.
We can hear the sirens around now

3:18 p.m.
Horrible

3:32 p.m.
Yes...

3:33 p.m.
April 18, Around 5 p.m. Images of the suspects of the bombing are released
Conversation between Dias and “Jahar”
Dias
Jahar
Zaed

April 18, 8:30 p.m.
Yo bro

8:36 p.m.
Wasup

8:41 p.m.
Pick me up please

8:42 p.m.
Sorry man I'm in Boston

8:42 p.m.
Where r yu?

8:42 p.m.
In my crib

8:43 p.m.
I am tryan go to umass

8:43 p.m.
Please

8:43 p.m.
Yo bro

8:43 p.m.
u saw the news?

8:43 p.m.
Yea bro I did

8:43 p.m.
for real?

8:45 p.m.
I saw the news...

8:43 p.m.
Better not text me my friend

8:43 p.m.
Lol

8:43 p.m.
u saw urself there?

8:45 p.m.
ahaha...

8:45 p.m.
hahaha

8:45 p.m.
Ifyu want yu can go to my room and take what's there :) but ight bro Salam aleikum

8:46 p.m.
whats wrong with u?

8:47 p.m.
haha ;)

8:48 p.m.
Can’t right now man

8:49 p.m.
vk bro

8:49 p.m.
April 18, 10:24 p.m. MIT Officer Sean Collier is found shot
April 19, 1:20 a.m. Tamerlan is taken to hospital after shooout in Watertown
“Aza” texts Dias
Dias
Aza
Where are you looking?

April 19, 2:26 a.m.
I think they caught his brother..

2:28 a.m.
Conversation between Dias and “Mama US”
Dias
Mama US
I haven’t slept all night...

April 19, 10:51 a.m.
dad called the embassy

10:51 a.m.
I talked to the embassy

10:51 a.m.
Right

10:51 a.m.
If these are our representatives, then send me the address and send me the phone number

10:51 a.m.
they say not to say anything

10:51 a.m.
and said to send the address

10:51 a.m.
no

10:52 a.m.
I am asking you...

10:52 a.m.
did everything

10:53 a.m.
that is our kz embassy in New York

10:53 a.m.
Give me the pone number

10:54 a.m.
don’t you worry

11:03 a.m.
(...)
mother call the ambassador

2:22 p.m.
to the ambassador

2:22 p.m.
say they are looking for me

2:23 p.m.
we called Vova

2:23 p.m.
THE FBI IS HERE

2:24 p.m.
April 19, around 6:30 p.m. A Watertown neighbor notifies police he saw blood and a body laying inside his boat. Around two hours later, Dzhokhar is taken to hospital after being captured.

SOURCE: United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

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