Boston Bombers Friend Who Lied To Investigators About Removal Of Items From Room Released On Bail
May 6, 2013
Boston Marathon bomb suspect's friend released on bail
"A judge ruled Monday that Robel Phillipos, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged with lying to federal authorities investigating the case, can be freed on $100,000 bond and under conditions where he can be monitored 24/7.
Under a joint motion between federal prosecutors and Phillipos' attorney, U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler ordered the 19-year-old released from jail, where he's been held since his May 1 arrest. He'll be confined to his mother's home and be required to wear an electronic monitoring device while he awaits trial..."
...Phillipos is accused of repeatedly denying he knew about the removal of a backpack from the room that night. According to an affidavit, he admitted the fourth time he was questioned that he had not been telling the truth..."
"...Phillipos, the son of a single mother who emigrated to the United States from Ethiopia, faces up to eight years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted..."