3 men charged in connection with Boston bomb case; 2 men waive bail

2 men agreed to voluntarily detention

BOSTON - Two men who attended college with the Boston Marathon suspect and are charged with conspiring to obstruct justice have waived bail.

Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev appeared in court Wednesday and agreed to voluntarily detention.

Their next hearing is scheduled for May 14.

A third man, Robel Phillipos, is charged with making false statements to federal investigators. He awaits a court appearance.

An FBI affidavit says the three men removed bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's backpack from his dorm room at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth three days after the bombing.

The affidavit says Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev agreed to get rid of it after concluding from news reports that Tsarnaev was one of the bombers.
 
Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after a gunfight with police several days later. His brother, Dzhokhar, was captured and lies in a hospital prison.
 
Both are Russian natives who lived for several years in the U.S. They are accused of using a weapon of mass destruction.

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