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Tsarnaev prosecutors urge judge to deny bid for delay

Federal prosecutors indicated in court filings Tuesday that they plan to proceed with self-imposed deadlines to recommend whether to seek the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston Marathon bomber.

The prosecutors asked US District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. to reject a request by Tsarnaev’s lawyers to postpone deadlines set by prosecutors, saying that he has no authority to grant such a request. They also argue that, even if he did, the defense team has already had ample time to prepare their own recommendation by the deadline.

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