Jury resumes deliberating in Tsarnaev friend trial

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Jury resumes deliberating in Tsarnaev friend trial
FILE - In this May 13, 2014 file courtroom sketch, defendant Azamat Tazhayakov, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, sits during a hearing in federal court in Boston. Tazhayakov, of Kazakhstan, is accused with another friend of removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room, but is not charged with participating in the bombing or knowing about it in advance. The jury began deliberating in the case Wednesday, July 16, 2014, after closing arguments in the first trial related to the 2013 bombings, which killed three people and injured more than 260. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File)
This undated law enforcement agency photo released by the U.S. Attorney's Office and presented as government evidence Friday, July 11, 2014, during the trial of Azamat Tazhayakov in U.S. District Court in Boston, shows a backpack retrieved from a landfill in New Bedford, Mass. during the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing. Tazhayakov, a friend of bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev, is on trial on obstruction of justice charges, accused with another friend of removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room. He is not charged with participating in the bombing or knowing about it in advance. (AP Photo/U.S. Attorney's Office)
This undated law enforcement agency photo released by the U.S. Attorney's Office and presented as government evidence Friday, July 11, 2014, during the trial of Azamat Tazhayakov in U.S. District Court in Boston, shows items that had been retrieved from a landfill in New Bedford, Mass. during the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing. Tazhayakov, a friend of bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev, is on trial on obstruction of justice charges, accused with another friend of removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room. He is not charged with participating in the bombing or knowing about it in advance. (AP Photo/U.S. Attorney's Office)
This courtroom sketch shows defendants Azamat Tazhayakov, left, Dias Kadyrbayev, center, and Robel Phillipos, right, college friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, during a hearing in federal court Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Boston. Judge Douglas Woodlock ruled the three men will be tried separately, but their trials do not need to be moved out of Massachusetts. Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov are Kazakhstan nationals charged with tampering with evidence for removing Tsarnaev's laptop and a backpack containing fireworks from his college dorm room shortly after last year's fatal bombing. Phillipos, of Cambridge, Mass., is charged with lying to investigators. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)
Boston Marathon bombing survivor Marc Fucarile, right, departs federal court after attending a hearing for three friends of marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Boston. The friends, Azamat Tazhayakov, Dias Kadyrbayev and Robel Phillipos, are to be tried separately in Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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BOSTON (AP) - Jurors in the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have resumed deliberations in his obstruction of justice trial.

Azamat Tazhayakov (AZ'-maht tuh-ZAY'-uh-kahv) is accused with another friend of removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room three days after the attack. Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the 2013 marathon.

Prosecutors say Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev (DY'-us kah-dur-BY'-ehv) took Tsarnaev's backpack containing fireworks that had been emptied of their explosive powder from Tsarnaev's dorm room hours after the FBI released images of Tsarnaev as a suspect.

Tazhayakov's lawyers say it was Kadyrbayev who removed the items and later threw them away.

Jury deliberations that started Wednesday resumed Monday.

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