Pal of Boston Marathon bomber released from Philly re-entry management program

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Monday, February 26, 2018
FILE: Robel Phillipos (left) arrives in court in 2014.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The second of three college buddies convicted for their roles in covering up for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been released from a prison.

ABC News confirms 24-year-old Robel Phillipos was released Monday from a residential re-entry management program in Philadelphia.

Phillipos was convicted in 2015 of lying to authorities investigating the 2013 bombing that killed three people and injured more than 260.

Phillipos went to Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School and the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth with Tsarnaev.

A federal appeals court last year rejected Phillipos' bid to overturn his conviction. He had argued statements he made to FBI investigators were coerced. The U.S. Supreme Court last month refused to take the case.

Phillipos must still serve three years of probation.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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