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In filings with the court Monday, prosecutors and attorney’s for Tazhayakov provided evidence in line with an agreement with the government. The agreement calls for immunity.
Bayan Kumiskali attended the University of Masachusetts-Dartmouth with both Tsarnaev and Tazhayakov. The three friends were friends and Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev have been charged with taking items from Tsarnaev’s room in the dorm days after the April 2013 explosion. The bombing killed three and wounded over 260.
Prosecutors say that Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov visited Tsarnaev’s room 72 hours after the bombings. While there, according to the prosecution, they removed a backpack and laptop belonging to Tsarnaev. The backpack allegedly contained fireworks with the powder. The two men allegedly removed the items the same night the Federal Bureau of Investigation released photos of Tsarnaev as a suspect in the bombing.
The indictment states that Kadyrbayev placed the backpack containing the fireworks in a dumpster outside their apartment after Tazhayakov agreed. The items were lated recovered in a nearby landfill.
Tazhayakov and another student from Kazakhstan, Dias Kadyrbayev, were detained in April 2013 on immigration charges. They were arrested on federal criminal charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice. Robel Phillipos, 19, was also arrested and charged with willfully making materially false statements to federal law enforcement officials during a terrorism investigation.