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Friend of Boston Marathon bomber gets 3½ years in prison

Friend of Boston Marathon bomber gets 3½ years in prison

A college friend of marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced Friday to 3 ½ years in prison after he tearfully apologized to the residents of Boston for impeding the investigation into the 2013 attack while authorities frantically searched for the suspects. Azamat Tazhayakov was convicted of conspiracy and obstruction of justice for removing Tsarnaev's backpack from his dorm room at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth with another friend. Tazhayakov denounced Tsarnaev's actions Friday, saying the decision to bomb the marathon made him sick. Tazhayakov's father wept in the courtroom as his son apologized for what he had done. Prosecutors had recommended...

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