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Fri Aug 29, 2014, 09:44 PM

Marathon bombing suspect: Delay trial until 2015

Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzohkhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) are asking to delay his trial until at least September 2015.

In a court filing Friday, the attorneys said his Nov. 3 trial date would give them about half the preparation time federal courts have allowed other defendants facing a death sentence over the past decade. Tsarnaev is charged in the April 2013 attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. He has pleaded not guilty to charges including terrorism.

The lawyers said they need more time to evaluate the “massive amount” of evidence, and to explore mitigating factors that could lesson his sentence if convicted.

The attorneys said at a hearing earlier this month they likely could not be ready for a November trial.

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Read more: http://www.salon.com/2014/08/29/marathon_bombing_suspect_delay_trial_until_2015/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 12:35 AM

1. Whether you like it or not

If the lawyers claims are true, then they should receive the appropriate amount of time to prepare.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 12:36 AM

2. Fine, delay it...this dude will never see a free day`

 

Give him ample opportunity for a full defense.

It costs us nothing.

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