FBI agents specializing in telecommunications and computer forensics testified in federal court Thursday about Internet searches conducted by Azamat Tazhayakov, one of three friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev accused of interfering with the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.
Tazhayakov, 20, allegedly removed items from the bombing suspect’s UMass Dartmouth dorm room on April 18, 2013, just days after the blasts killed three people and injured more than 260 others.
FBI Agent Chad Fitzgerald testified that cell phone activity from Tazhayakov could be tracked to towers near his apartment and UMass Dartmouth.
The court also heard from an FBI agent who interviewed Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, another friend of Tsarnaev from UMass Dartmouth accused of interfering with the bombing investigation.
Tazhayakov has pleaded not guilty to obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges. He is on trial in federal court in Boston. The trial is expected to take three weeks.
Here’s what was reported from the courtroom: