Azamat Tazhayakov, a friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber was found guilty of obstructing investigation into the blasts that affected the city by removing one backpack with fireworks shells from the dorm room of the suspect. On similar charges that involved a laptop, Tazhayakov was found not guilty.
Prosecutors shown that Azamat went to the room of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, alleged bomber, 3 days after the attack from April 15, 2013.
Tazhayakov now faces a maximum of 20 years due to the obstruction of justice sentence. A maximum of 5 can be added for conspiracy. The sentencing will take place on October 16th.
Two other people were involved in the investigations, Dias Kadyrbayev and Robel Phillipos. Phillipos is charged of lying to the investigators while Kadyrbayev is currently awaiting trial for similar charges to Tazhayakov.
None of the 3 men were accused of the Boston Marathon bombing, the largest attack on US soil since the September 11 World Trade Center tragedy. The Boston Marathon bombing injured over 260 people and killed 3.
Tsarnev now awaits trial and the charges brought against him do carry the death penalty.