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Bombing suspect's sister appears in court on 2012 marijuana charges


HACKENSACK, NJ ( -- The sister of accused Boston Marathon bombing suspects Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev appeared in a New Jersey court room Monday on charges stemming from a Dec. 2012 arrest.

Bella Tsarnaeva and her boyfriend, Ahmad Khalil, were indicted on marijuana possession and distribution charges after police responded to their home on reports of a domestic violence incident, reports the Record.

The newspaper claims Tsarnaeva will likely be spared a criminal record by being admitted to a diversion program. She is expected to appear in court next month.

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