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A former University of Massachusetts Dartmouth student has been found guilty in federal court of obstruction of justice and conspiring to obstruct justice by hindering the investigation into his college friend, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Azamat Tazhayakov was convicted by a 12-member jury in US District Court in Boston. The jury had deliberated about 15 hours over three days.
Tazhayakov, 20, faces a maximum 20-year prison sentence on the obstruction of justice charge, and up to five years in prison on the conspiracy charge. Sentencing was set for Oct. 16, US Attorney Carmen Ortiz’s office said.
It was the first case related to the Marathon bombings to go to trial. As the verdict was announced, Tazhayakov’s mother began to weep openly. Her son had a less dramatic response. He was seen at one point lowering his head into his hands, but he appeared stoic at a decision that could send him to prison for years.