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Prosecution, defense rest in Tazhayakov trial

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BOSTON (WHDH) - The prosecution and the defense rested their cases on the trial against Boston Marathon bombing suspect friend Azamat Tazhayakov.

Prosecutors ended their case Monday after the testimony of an FBI agent. Tazhayakov's lawyers rested without calling any witnesses on Monday, which was day six of the trial. Tazhayakov will not take the stand in his own defense.

Tazhayakov is charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy, accused of removing a backpack filled with fireworks and a laptop from Dzhokar Tsarnaev's dorm room in the days after the Marathon attacks.

Prosecutors say both men shared in the decision to take the items and get rid of them to protect Tsarnaev.

A jury is scheduled to get the case Wednesday. They will have off on Tuesday before closing arguments.

“We hope that the jury that we selected were some of the jurors who can put those things aside but you never know until the verdict,” defense attorney Matthew Myers said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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