Bomb suspect’s friend out on bail, released to mom


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Phillipos will get needed "comfort and guidance," family friend says

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev friend Robel Phillipos released on $100,000 bond

Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev are due back in court on May 14

The three are accused of helping the surviving Boston Marathon bomb suspect

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One of three friends accused of helping Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cover up his alleged crime got out on bond Monday, released to his mother’s custody.

Robel Phillipos left the federal courthouse in a red Toyota sedan after a judge set bail at $100,000. He will stay at his mother’s home, where he was living before his arrest last week, and be monitored electronically, according to terms his lawyers and prosecutors agreed to before Monday’s hearing.

“I’m certainly happy for his mother and his family,” family friend Michelle Borden told reporters outside the courthouse. “Now he has the comfort and the guidance he needs.”

The courtroom was filled with friends and relatives during the Monday’s hearing, during which Phillipos appeared in jail coveralls and handcuffs.