Boston Marathon Bombing

Tsarnaev's Lawyer Loses Bid to Photograph Dzhokhar in Jail

Prison officials will take the pics instead

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Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev won't be allowed to take periodic photographs of their client in prison to use as evidence of "his evolving mental and physical state."

U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler in Boston ruled today that their taking pictures would violate rules of the Federal Medical Center Devens in Ayer, Massachusetts, where Tsarnaev, 19, is recovering from wounds he suffered trying to elude capture last month. Prison officials will instead be allowed to take the pictures in the lawyers' presence, Bowler said.