Third College Friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Indicted

Accused of lying to investigators


A federal grand jury today indicted Robel Phillipos, a friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, on charges of lying to investigators during a terrorism probe, despite attempts by Phillipos's defense lawyers to resolve the case.

Phillipos, a 19-year-old Cambridge native, is accused of lying to investigators about removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room with two other friends the night of April 18, three days after the bombings killed three people and injured more than 260 others.