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Tsarnaev’s lawyers won’t get more time to argue against death penalty

A federal judge refused to grant lawyers for suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev more time Friday to prepare a presentation opposing a death sentence, saying the court has no authority to extend a deadline set by prosecutors.

US District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. said in a four-page ruling that the US Department of Justice determines whether to seek the death penalty, and while the department may hear the defense’s opposition, it alone determines the schedule for a presentation.

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