Like if you’re still here supporting Jahar. Reblog if you still believe in his innocence.
I will never stop supporting him…I just don’t like tumblr very much anymore.
Updated the thingy!
November 12th, 2013 - Second status conference for USA v. Tsarnaev.
January 15th, 2014 - Second status conference for Aza, Dias, and Robel.
January 31st, 2014 - Final decision by US Attorney General Eric Holder on the consideration of the death penalty is expected.
BOSTON (AP) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers may try to save him from the death penalty in the Boston Marathon bombing by arguing he fell under the murderous influence of his older brother, legal experts say.
The outlines of a possible defense came into focus this week when it was learned that Tsarnaev’s attorneys are trying to get access to investigative records implicating the now-dead brother in a grisly triple slaying committed in 2011.
In court papers Monday, federal prosecutors acknowledged publicly for the first time that a friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev told investigators that Tamerlan participated in the unsolved killings of three men who were found in a Waltham apartment with their throats slit, marijuana sprinkled over their bodies.
The younger Tsarnaev’s lawyers argued in court papers that any evidence of Tamerlan’s involvement is “mitigating information” that is critical as they prepare Dzhokhar’s defense. They asked a judge to force prosecutors to turn over the records.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 20, faces 30 federal charges, including using a weapon of mass destruction, in the twin bombings April 15 that killed three people and injured more than 260. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died in a gunbattle with police days later.
The government is still deciding whether to pursue the death penalty for the attack, which investigators say was retaliation for the U.S. wars in Muslim lands.
Miriam Conrad, Tsarnaev’s public defender, had no comment.
Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, said the defense may be trying to show that the older brother was the guiding force.
"If I was a defense attorney and was seeking perhaps to draw attention to the influence the older brother had in planning the bombing, I would use his involvement in other crimes to show that he was likely the main perpetrator in the Boston bombing,” Dieter said.
"I would take the position that my client, the younger brother, was strongly influenced by his older brother, and even if he is culpable, the death penalty is too extreme in this case."
Similarly, Aitan D. Goelman, who was part of the legal team that prosecuted Oklahoma City bombing figures Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, said the defense may be looking to minimize the younger brother’s role in the bombing.
"I think the mostly likely reason is that if they are arguing some kind of mitigation theory that the older brother was a monster and the younger brother was under his sway or intimidated or dominated by him," he said.
Investigators have given no motive for the 2011 slayings. One victim was a boxer and friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s.
Federal prosecutors said in court papers that Ibragim Todashev, another friend of Tamerlan’s, told authorities that Tamerlan took part in the killings. Todashev was shot to death in Florida in May by authorities while being questioned.
Prosecutors argued that turning over the records would damage the investigation into the killings
Its been 6 months, & i still havnt given up. I’m not going anywhere. I dont care if half of you are gone, or all of you, i will always keep supporting him, & trying to figure this whole thing out. If you have been here from the beginning till now, congratulations. This has been a painful…
~ "Studying" is just a combination of the words student and dying
~ Wouldn’t it be pretty cool if someone that you weren’t too fond of was just like, “yu know I must be a bother, let me just fuck off” #iwish
~ Not being able to find the remote to the tv is probably one of the most…
Irritated defense lawyers for accused marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are calling federal prosecutors’ response to their requests for information “inadequate” and “evasive,” according to filings in federal court last night.
Tsarnaev’s lawyers want a judge as part of the discovery process to order the government to hand over evidence the feds are using to bring charges against him. Their list includes grand jury testimony, FBI reports — called 302s — immigration documents, as well as evidence that Tamerlan Tsarnaev or his younger brother were involved in a Waltham triple-murder in September 2011.
The lawyers say in place of these documents, prosecutors have either not turned over anything or handed them summaries.“The government’s disclosure of sanitized summaries of isolated facts is inadequate. The Court should order production of the actual 302s, grand jury statements, or other source documents,” Tsarnaev’s lawyers wrote.
“The defense is unaware of any authority to suggest that the government can comply with (discovery) merely by providing terse tidbits extracted from underlying documents in its possession that contain potentially exculpatory or mitigating evidence.”Tsarnaev’s lawyers are also looking for all information the government kept on Tsarnaev prior to the bombing, which so far, prosecutors have not acknowledged even exists.
“The government’s evasive answer, which fails to confirm the existence of these materials or the basis on which it will or will not produce them, is unsatisfactory,” the motion reads. “The defense has a strong basis to believe that materials responsive to both requests exist.”Tsarnaev, 20, is being held at the Federal Medical Center at Fort Devens, awaiting trial for the April 15 terrorist attack that killed three spectators and maimed more than 260 others. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan wants to charge Tsarnaev with the April 18 murder of MIT police officer Sean Collier, and the Watertown shoot out.
i remember the day when jahar’s twitter handle was released to the public and everybody went to check it out because they were expecting to see a slew of violent tweets about the bombings and extremism when really
Staring at the clothes FBI-CIA agents wore the day of the Boston Marathon, they all had beige pants, dark coat and some of them a cap.
Just exactly what Tamerlan was wearing that day.
We all know Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been related with CIA programs and he allegedly worked for…
Baudy is still trying to share his rational, sane and realistic point of view.
Supporters still don’t get it and fight him at every word.
Sad to see the lengths being in denial goes.
why should people…