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Father of UMass Dartmouth student arrested after Marathon bombings visits memorial site

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The father of one of the students from Kazakhstan arrested in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings and accused of helping to destroy evidence appeared at the memorial site in Copley Square Tuesday morning.

Amir Ismagolov left red roses at the memorial, pausing for several seconds and left a brief message before walking around the tribute to the marathon victims.

His 19-year-old son, Azamat, a Umass Dartmouth student, is accused of obstruction of justice and getting rid of evidence by allegedly disposing of a backpack and laptop computer taken from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's dorm room after learning he was a suspect in the attack.

Amir said through an interpreter he wants Boston to know, their family is grieving too. "He wanted to show to Boston, to United States, that he's sorry."

Amir says he has visited his son at the Essex Couny House of Correction a number of times.

Azamat appears in federal court again next week. His father, who is in the United States from his native Kazakhstan, says he will be at the hearing to ask that his son be released on bond.

Dias Kadyrbayev, also from Kazakhstan, and Robel Phillipos, of Cambridge, were also charged.

The Boston Channel


May 8 2013, 12:06

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