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Administrative restrictions on Tsarnaev loosened

Defense lawyers want more access

Federal prosecutors have agreed to loosen special restrictions that had been placed on Dzokhar Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston Marathon bomber, so he can have expanded access to his defense team.

In a court filing Tuesday, prosecutors said they will add several defense team members to the list of people who are allowed to talk about their communications with Tsarnaev to third parties, as long as it is in preparation of their defense. The added members include two investigators and a paralegal who are employed by the federal defender’s office, as well as a mental health consultant and a mitigation specialist, who will scrutinize Tsarnaev’s life for factors that argue against subjecting him to the death penalty.

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