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Jury Begins Deliberating in Trial of Tsarnaev Friend

In this courtroom sketch, defendant Azamat Tazhayakov, left, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is depicted listening to testimony by FBI Special Agent Phil Christiana, right, during the first day of his federal obstruction of justice trial Monday, July 7, 2014 in Boston. Tazhayakov, of Kazakhstan, is accused with another friend of removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room, but is not charged with participating in the bombing or knowing about it in advance. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)
In this courtroom sketch, defendant Azamat Tazhayakov, left, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is depicted listening to testimony by FBI Special Agent Phil Christiana, right, during the first day of his federal obstruction of justice trial Monday, July 7, 2014 in Boston. AP

The jury in the trial of Azamat Tazhayakov, the friend of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, entered deliberations Wednesday after both the prosecution and defense presented their closing arguments.

Both sides rested on Monday after FBI agent John Walker gave the case’s final testimony.

Tazhayakov, 20, pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice. He is accused of removing items from Tsarnaev’s dorm room in the days following the bombing.

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