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Court denies Boston bombing suspect request for photos by lawyers

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday denied a request by lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to take photographs of their imprisoned client without sharing them with prosecutors.

The defense wanted to document 19-year-old Tsarnaev's injuries and mental state while being held in federal prison to provide evidence of "the voluntariness of his statements" while under interrogation, according to court papers.

Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler, of U.S. District Court for Massachusetts, said the request posed a security risk, but said she would allow prison staff to take photographs of Tsarnaev in the presence of his lawyers.

She said the pictures would not be protected by attorney-client confidentiality and would have to be shared with federal prosecutors.

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sharkhearted's picture

BUMP!

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~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

sharkhearted's picture

Thanks for sharing, Ralph.

I feel sorry for the kid. I hope he has good counsel. These damn federal judges invoking the Military Commissions Act and the NDAA etc.

It is scary rather...knowing anybody can be framed like this.

Welcome to the USASSR.

Ah...what in the WORLD has happened to my country? :-(

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

Are they beating him, or is this just a preventative measure

to make sure the don't beat him? He's probably still heavily medicated.

sharkhearted's picture

....heavily medicated...with brainwashing drugs no doubt

This whole thing just stinks to high heaven.

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

The prison he is at is used primarily for mental patients.

They have an unlimited supply of psychotropic drugs. I hope they aren't drugging the kid.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Does it really matter if federal prosecutors

see evidence of federal crimes?

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sharkhearted's picture

In today's 1984 Bizarro World....

...You are correct. It doesn't matter.

We are in an age when it is law enforcement...that should be arrested.

Judges...that should be impeached and tried.

Investigators....that should be investigated.

Commissioners....that should be decommissioned.

And PROSECUTORS...that should be PROSECUTED.

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.