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Tsarnaev friend’s FBI interviews were voluntary, judge rules

A federal judge rejected claims Tuesday that Azamat Tazhayakov was forced to speak to authorities against his will when they asked him last year about his college friend, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Tazhayakov is charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly working with two other friends to impede the investigation into the April 15, 2013, bombings, which killed three people and injured more than 260 others.

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