Feds to Advise on Death Penalty in Boston Marathon Attack

Feds to Advise on Death Penalty in Boston Marathon Attack
# 13 November 2013 01:21 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. US federal prosecutors plan to make their recommendation this week on whether they believe Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should face the death penalty if convicted in the deadly attack, APA reports quoting RIA Novosti.

In court Tuesday, prosecutors said they were completing their written proposal to US Attorney General Eric Holder. He will make the ultimate decision on whether to seek the death penalty against Tsarnaev, 20.

Tsarnaev’s lawyers have complained that prosecutors are withholding evidence they need to defend him against the death penalty, including information on a 2011 triple slaying in Waltham in which Tsarnaev’s brother, Tamerlan, is a suspect. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, also suspected in the marathon bombing, died following a shootout with police several days later.

The judge did not immediately rule on the request to order prosecutors to turn over evidence.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED