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Conviction in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial
BOSTON, MA (CBS2/FOX28) - There's been a conviction in the Boston Marathon Bombing case.
A friend of accused bomber DzhokharTsarnaev has been found guilty.
The verdict is the first that has come out of the Boston Marathon Bombing trials.
Two bombs placed near the finish line of the 2013 marathon killed three people and injured more than 260.
On Monday, the court convicted 20-year-old Azamat Tazhayakov of trying to cover up evidence.
Prosecutors say as soon as they realized their friend was a suspect, Tazhayakov and another friend took a backpack and a laptop out of his dorm room; the backpack was later found in a landfill.
Tazhayakov was convicted of obstructing a terrorism investigation by hiding the backpack, not for any charges that surrounded the laptop.
Tazhayakov is the first of *four friends of Tsarnaev's to face charges.
Tsarnaev's trial is scheduled for November.