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Boston Bomb Suspect’s Friend Asks Judge to Toss Statement

A former college friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev testified he was so traumatized by federal agents who raided his apartment that he never thought he could refuse to answer their questions.

Dias Kadyrbayev, 20, is seeking to have a federal judge bar the government from using his statements at trial, arguing that he was coerced during questioning after the 2013 raid, which took place during a manhunt across the metropolitan Boston area. Kadyrbayev was later charged with obstructing justice and disposing of evidence for retrieving Tsarnaev’s computer and some fireworks from his dorm room.