There are now three additional suspects related to the tragic Boston Marathon bombing case. According to the Boston Herald, friends of accused terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are set to appear this afternoon in Boston federal court; Dias Kadyrbayev, Azamat Tazhayakov and Robel Phillipos are reportedly facing charges (Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov face charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice and Phillipos a count of making false statements in a terrorism investigation).
The news of the charges was broken by CBS news producer Katy Conrad after, several minutes later, Boston.com tweeted that three were connected to Tsarnaev and helped him after the fact.
A long (15 pages) complaint was released today and, in it, authorities say the three friends gathered to remove a backpack full of emptied-out fireworks, a laptop computer, and other things from Tsarnaev’s dorm room after realizing the 19-year-old was wanted for the tragic bombing on April 15, 2013 which left three dead and over 280 injured.
Authorities say that in throwing the fireworks, laptop, and other items in the trash, the trio wanted to help Tsarnaev “avoid trouble.” They did this two days before the Federal Bureau of Investigation searched the dorm room on April 21. The three have given authorities conflicting accounts about when they first realized Tsarnaev was wanted in the bombings - so hopefully, we will hear a more solid account soon.