Tsarnaev Friend to Change His Plea


Mark Pearlstein, as a former federal prosecutor in Boston, observed that the change in plea by lawyers for a friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber might allow prosecutors in the case to seek the friend as a witness and make a plea deal before the trial begins. If a plea arrangement is concluded, Mr. Pearlstein continued, that would further suggest that the friend is providing critical testimony in the upcoming high-profile bombing case, which could enable prosecutors to recommend a lighter sentence for him. Read the full article