Robel Phillipos is accused of entering Boston Marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnev's dorm room and removing a backpack full of fireworks after Tsarnev was announced as a suspect, then lying about it to the FBI. His defense: he was too high to lie.
Specifically, Reuters reports, Phillipos' attorney claimed in court that the 20-year-old had been smoking so much weed before he and two others allegedly tampered with evidence in their friend's dorm that his memory of the day was "jumbled, confused and completely discombobulated." He wasn't lying when he told officers he hadn't done it—he just didn't remember it at all.
Phillipos faces 16 years in prison if convicted, according to Reuters. I have been stoned—terrifyingly, paralyzingly stoned—many times in my life, but I've never been even close to completely blacking out. I'm not even sure that's possible.
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