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Tsarnaev friend found guilty of lying in bombing investigation

Mother of Phillipos makes a plea for leniency

Robel Phillipos was found guilty of lying to the FBI in the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombing. These text messages were entered as evidence in Phillipos' trial. More coverage: Tsarnaev’s texts with friend offer new glimpse  |  Kadyrbayev and Tsarnaev texts  |  Updates from Phillipos trial

Main characters
Robel Phillipos
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friend on trial for allegedly lying to investigators.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.
Dias Kadyrbayev
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s college friend pleaded guilty to obstructing justice by concealing evidence from authorities.
Azamat Tazhayakov
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s college friend convicted of obstructing justice by concealing evidence from authorities.
April 18, 2013
Conversation between Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev and Robel Phillipos three days after the bombing
Robel Phillipos
Jahar
What's good young

12:50 a.m.
Oh shoot what's up man how you doin

1:07 a.m.
I'm chillin my dude. I'm coming to the dirty d tomorrow

1:08 a.m.
Oh really, light for the weekend or what?

1:09 a.m.
For a marijana meeting for the [expletive] that happened last semester. I completely forgot about going and tomorrrow's the last day.

1:11 a.m.
Lol was that not taken care of last semester? [Expletive] they really making a big deal out of it, anyway alright man my phone is off but I can text when I have wifi so text me tomorrow

1:11 a.m.
I probably will stay for the weekend

1:11 a.m.
Message from Robel Phillipos to Dias Kadyrbayev.
Robel Phillipos
Dias Kadyrbayev
I'm gonna be at dartmouth soon

9:56 a.m.
Conversation between Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev and Robel Phillipos two hours before officials release images of the bombing suspects.
Robel Phillipos
Jahar
I'm here in Linos rom with aza*

3:09 p.m.
I'm in pd gotta use bathroom real quick text yu when I'm done

3:09 p.m.
Ight

3:11 p.m.
* Aza is short for Azamat Tazhayakov
Messages from Dias Kadyrbayev to Robel Phillipos. Officials say the friends (along with Tazhayakov) went to Tsarnaev's dorm room to remove evidence.
Robel Phillipos
Dias Kadyrbayev
come to Jahar's!!

9:58 p.m.
jahar!!

10:00 p.m.
Phillipos sends unanswered text to Tsarnaev. MIT police officer Sean Collier was killed at 10:30 p.m., allegedly by Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan.
Robel Phillipos
Jahar
Where u at bird.

10:14 p.m.
April 19, 2013
Texts between Michael Creese and Phillipos. Around this time, officials say the Tsarnaev brothers carjacked a man in Cambridge.
Robel Phillipos
Michael Creese
hey were you able to get in contact with Jahar???

12:07 a.m.
Nah it's kinda weird

2:45 a.m.
Dude I'm seriously bugging out lol everyone is texting

2:46 a.m.
Conversation with David Borden. By this time, authorities had identified the Tsarnaev brothers as suspects in the bombing.
Robel Phillipos
David Borden
Are you hearing this [expletive] about Jahar?

7:24 a.m.
No, what's going on???

7:26 a.m.
Just turn on CNN

7:26 a.m.
Conversation with David Fernandes and David Borden. Their relationship to Phillipos has not been explained in court.
Robel Phillipos
David Borden
David Fernandes
Robel I'm [expletive] serious if he's tries to contact you your NOT going to talk to him

7:44 a.m.
Yeah I think the police are coming here to see us

7:45 a.m.
Tell the police everything u know

7:55 a.m.
Everything

7:56 a.m.
This isn't something that you can afford to get caught up in.

7:56 a.m.
I know nothing. I just got to dartmouth yesterday and haven't contacted the guy since the last semester

7:57 a.m.
Conversation between Robel Phillipos and Azamat Tazhayakov
Robel Phillipos
Azamat
Policemen are coming to our apartment..

3:09 p.m.
They are looking for you...

3:09 p.m.
Tell them we left bc of the campus lockdown and are coming back when they tell us to

3:10 p.m.
April 20, 2013
Conversation with Elohe Dereje, discussing the interrogation of Phillipos by federal investigators.
Robel Phillipos
Elohe Dereje
It was kinda funny. They asked me what I was doing all day when I was hanging out with people. I told them smoking on so many occasions that they just started to laugh.

1:53 a.m.
They grilled me for 2 hours straight

1:54 a.m.
Lmaoo whatt?? You did nottt ... Like where did they interrogate you? They had to take you?

1:55 a.m.
I'm not playing, they interrogated me in a parking lot in their car

1:57 a.m.
Theses guys only cared for the bombs and guns

2:00 a.m.
Wow , so did you find out why they did what they did?

2:00 a.m.
why his bother bombed the marathon?

2:00 a.m.
Nope nothing so far. They said if the guy doesn't try to plead not guilty more people wont interrogate me.

2:02 a.m.
April 22, 2013
Conversation with Maki Kassa
Robel Phillipos
Maki Kassa
I was with the last person to see the terrorist!!! I got questioned by the FBI, detectives and I got followed for a day

9:01 p.m.
Are you lying??? DId you know him personally?? they didn't hurt you or anything ??

9:03 p.m.
Did he ever say anything to you about it?

9:06 p.m.
He was one of my oldest friends

9:07 p.m.

Chiqui Esteban, Andy Rosen, Anica Butler/Globe Staff