Homicide

Boston Marathon bomber's friend faces sentencing for taking backpack, computer from dorm room

  • Murat Kadyrbayev, the father of Dias Kadyrbayev, stands outside Federal court while answering reporter's questions about the sentencing of his son, a college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison after he apologized to the victims and their families for not calling police when he recognized photos of Tsarnaev as a suspect Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in Boston. Kadyrbayev, 21, pleaded guilty last year to obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges for removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room after recognizing his friend in photos released by the FBI. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

    Murat Kadyrbayev, the father of Dias Kadyrbayev, stands outside Federal court while answering reporter's questions about the sentencing of his son, a college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison after he apologized to the victims and their families for not calling police when he recognized photos of Tsarnaev as a suspect Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in Boston. Kadyrbayev, 21, pleaded guilty last year to obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges for removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room after recognizing his friend in photos released by the FBI. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)  (The Associated Press)

  • Murat Kadyrbayev, left, the father of Dias Kadyrbayev, stands outside Federal court with his interpreter, Alexander Tetradze, answering reporter's questions about the sentencing of his son, a college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison after he apologized to the victims and their families for not calling police when he recognized photos of Tsarnaev as a suspect Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in Boston. Kadyrbayev, 21, pleaded guilty last year to obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges for removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room after recognizing his friend in photos released by the FBI. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

    Murat Kadyrbayev, left, the father of Dias Kadyrbayev, stands outside Federal court with his interpreter, Alexander Tetradze, answering reporter's questions about the sentencing of his son, a college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison after he apologized to the victims and their families for not calling police when he recognized photos of Tsarnaev as a suspect Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in Boston. Kadyrbayev, 21, pleaded guilty last year to obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges for removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room after recognizing his friend in photos released by the FBI. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)  (The Associated Press)

  • Defense attorney Robert Stahl speaks to members of the media after the sentencing of his client, Dias Kadyrbayev, 21, outside Federal court Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in Boston. Kadyrbayev, a college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received six years in prison after he apologized to the victims and their families for not calling police when he recognized photos of Tsarnaev as a suspect. Kadyrbayev, 21, pleaded guilty last year to obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges for removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room after recognizing his friend in photos released by the FBI. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

    Defense attorney Robert Stahl speaks to members of the media after the sentencing of his client, Dias Kadyrbayev, 21, outside Federal court Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in Boston. Kadyrbayev, a college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received six years in prison after he apologized to the victims and their families for not calling police when he recognized photos of Tsarnaev as a suspect. Kadyrbayev, 21, pleaded guilty last year to obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges for removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room after recognizing his friend in photos released by the FBI. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)  (The Associated Press)

A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) faces up to seven years in prison when he's sentenced for impeding the bombing investigation.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled Tuesday for Dias Kadyrbayev (DY'-us kah-dur-BY'-ehv). He pleaded guilty last year to obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges for removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room after recognizing his friend in photos released by the FBI days after the bombing.

Prosecutors say Kadyrbayev exchanged text messages with Tsarnaev, then went to his room with two other friends. There, he and another man agreed to remove Tsarnaev's computer and a backpack containing fireworks that had been partially emptied of their explosive powder. Kadyrbayev also threw the backpack into a garbage dumpster.

Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured in the 2013 bombing.