Boston Marathon Bombing

Boston Bombing Suspect's Lawyers Request More Time to Prepare

File formal brief

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Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev formally requested more time Friday to prepare arguments that their client should not be subject to a potential death sentence.

In a brief filed with the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts, the defense told a judge the current Oct. 24 deadline set by the government does not allow for a "reasonable opportunity" to make their case about the death penalty, should it be sought in the case.

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