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BOSTON (WHDH) -
On day three of the trial against Azamat Tazhayakov, friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, two witnesses testified for the prosecution.
FBI agents told jurors that Tazhayakov, 20, deleted text messages from Tsarnaev and used his phone to search for information on the bombing suspect and U.S. Miranda Rights.
"I'll let the jury put the weight they want to put on that, but people look at websites all across America and whether a guy thought it was a bomber or not, I don't think it's nearly as relevant as everyone's making it out," said Matthew Meyers, Tazhayakov's attorney.
Andrew Dwinells, the former dorm roommate of marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, says he slept a bit more than usual after the deadly attack but didn't seem nervous.
Andrew said he was in disbelief when he saw the picture of his roommate identified as one of the bombing suspects.
Dwinells also said he had watched a movie about the Sept. 11 attacks with Tsarnaev and afterwards Tsarnaev said the attacks were a government conspiracy.
He told jurors that Tazhayakov and Diaz Kadyrbayev showed up to collect Tsarnaev's things. Kadyrbayev is also charged with removing evidence from Tsarnaev’s bedroom and although he will be tried separately, a video deposition from his girlfriend Bayan Kumiskali was also shown.
Kumiskali said she grew concerned that Tsarnaev might have been involved with the bombing and told her boyfriend to get rid of the backpack.
She said she never saw Tazhayakov touch the backpack.
"Is that good for us, bad for us? She didn't get arrested, she got immunity. She moved on with her life. Why wasn't she prosecuted, she isn't on trial but it does certainly raise certain issues about the government did not act on her and they acted on my client," Meyers said.
The prosecution could rest in the case as soon as this Friday.