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Prosecution, Defense Rest in Case Against Bombing Suspect's Friend

Azamat Tazhayakov, a friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is charged with conspiracy and obstruction of justice; he will not testify in trial

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    Prosecution, Defense Rest in Case Against Bombing Suspect's Friend
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    FILE - In this May 13, 2014 file courtroom sketch, defendant Azamat Tazhayakov, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, sits during a hearing in federal court in Boston. His federal trial is set to begin Monday, July 7, 2014 in Boston on obstruction of justice charges. Tazhayakov, of Kazakhstan, is accused with another friend of removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room, but is not charged with participating in the bombing or knowing about it in advance. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File)

    Both sides have been heard in the case against Azamat Tazhayakov, the friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

    The prosecution and defense rested their cases Monday.

    Tazhayakov has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and obstruction of justice. He is accused of removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room after learning that his friend was suspected of carrying out the bombings.

    The jury has been sent home until Wednesday, when closing arguments will be heard.

    Tazhayakov will not take the stand. The defense did not call any witnesses.