3rd Boston bomb suspect friend pleads not guilty
BOSTON (AP) - A third friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect has pleaded not guilty to obstruction of justice charges.
Azamat Tazhayakov was arraigned Friday afternoon, hours after not guilty pleas from two other friends of suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. They are also accused of hindering the investigation into the attack.
Tazhayakov's parents and sister were in court during the brief arraignment. A translator says the family travelled from their native Kazakhstan and plans to remain until the case is resolved.
Tazhayakov's attorney says the government "rushed into things" by charging his client and that the evidence against him is thin.