Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect want more time - – Rockford’s News Leader

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect want more time


Attorneys for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man accused of carrying out the bombings at this year's Boston Marathon, are asking for additional time to make their case against the death penalty.

In a court appearance Monday, the lawyers argued prosecutors still have not given them key evidence and the defense has not had enough time to put together a proposal arguing Tsarnaev does not deserve the death penalty.

The prosecution claims the defense has had a "reasonable" period of time to put together its argument and prosecutors plan on delivering their recommendation to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder by October 31. Holder will ultimately decide if the prosecution should seek the death penalty.

A pair of bombs were detonated near the finish line of the marathon on April 15. Three people were killed and over 260 injured.

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