Three New Bombing Suspects Appear In Federal Court
Three new suspects arrested in the investigation surrounding the Boston Marathon Bombings are being held by U.S. Marshals.
Two have been charged with obstructing justice. Both Kazakhstan Nationals also waived their right to make bail. A third is charged with lying to investigators. All three had their initial court appearances on Wednesday.
The case revolves around a backpack with emptied fireworks. One suspect is accused of finding the backpack in the UMass Dartmouth dorm room of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. According to an affidavit, that suspect says that once he saw the backpack, he immediately realized that Tsarnaev was involved in the bombing. The suspect also allegedly said that he and the two other suspects decided to put the backpack in the trash to protect Tsarnaev.
The attorneys representing the latest suspects linked to the Boston Marathon Bombing say their clients deny the charges against them. Attorney Robert Stahl says he looks forward to presenting his case in court.