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Tsarnaev lawyers lose bid for more evidence from prosecution

A federal judge Wednesday declined a request by lawyers for alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to force prosecutors to turn over more evidence so the defense could better prepare its opposition to the death penalty.

US District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. said in a nine-page ruling that the defense was requesting blanket disclosure of information without showing that the information would be material to the trial, which is the standard prosecutors must follow.

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