Boston Marathon Bombing: Stephen Silva Bomber’s Friend Sentenced to Time Served – Details

Boston Marathon Bombing: Stephen Silva Bomber's Friend Sentenced to Time Served

Stephen Silva, a close friend of the Boston Marathon bombers, has been sentenced to time served plus three years’ supervised release for providing the pistol used to kill MIT police officer Sean Collier.

Silva was before a judge in U.S. District Court for his sentencing hearing Tuesday morning. He had served 17 months and is expected to be released Tuesday afternoon.

Silva initially pleaded innocent in July 2014 to allowing Tsarnaev to borrow a Ruger 9mm two months before the bombings after he said Tsarnaev told him he wanted to rob students at the University of Rhode Island. Last December he changed his plea to guilty.

He was charged with possession of a handgun with an obliterated serial number and seven counts of heroin trafficking,

Collier was killed four days after the Boston Marathon bombings when he was ambushed in his police cruiser by Tsarnaev and his brother who were at the time at the center of the manhunt that terrorized the state and the region, killing four and injuring more than 170 others.

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