Monday, May 06, 2013

Robel Phillipos released on bail with house arrest

(May 06, 2013, (BBC))--A judge in the US has agreed to release pending trial a friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who is accused of lying to FBI investigators.

Robel Phillipos, 19, is to be freed on a $100,000 (£64,300) bond provided he wears an electronic monitoring bracelet and is confined to his home. He and two other friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were charged last week with hindering the investigation. Mr Phillipos faces up to eight years in prison if convicted. Read more from BBC »  

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