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Friends of accused marathon bomber indicted

Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov accused of trying to dispose of evidence from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room

This undated photo found on the VK page of Dias Kadyrbayev shows Kadyrbayev, left, with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (photo credit: AP Photo/VK)
This undated photo found on the VK page of Dias Kadyrbayev shows Kadyrbayev, left, with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (photo credit: AP Photo/VK)

BOSTON (AP) — Two friends of the suspected Boston Marathon bomber have been indicted on obstruction conspiracy charges.

Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov were accused of trying to dispose of evidence from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room.

Authorities said they later found some of the items in a New Bedford landfill.

The two 19-year-olds have been detained since they were initially charged in May. If convicted, they face up to 20 years in prison.

An attorney for Tazhayakov said his client did nothing wrong and that he has tried for the last several months to persuade authorities to drop the charges. He said he and his client both agreed that authorities are on a “witch hunt.”

Kadyrbayev’s attorney did not immediately return a message for comment.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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