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Marathon suspect seeks dismissal of some charges

Marathon suspect seeks dismissal of some charges

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(Boston, MA) – Lawyers for marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be in court today, asking a judge to dismiss some of the charges he’s facing. Tsarnaev’s attorneys say many of the charges are redundant and could sway jurors in finding him guilty or in sentencing him to death.

As Boston marked the anniversary of the marathon bombings yesterday, police took a man into custody near the race finish line, carrying a rice cooker in his backpack. Police say the man is being charged with possession of a hoax device. A bomb squad blew up the backpack as a precaution along with a second unattended backpack also found in the area.

Survivors, first-responders and public officials have observed a moment of silence near the Boston Marathon finish line to mark the moment two pressure cooker bombs exploded a year ago. Three people were killed and 260 others injured in the attacks. This year’s running of the Boston Marathon will take place on Monday.

 

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