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Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect: Death penalty possibly off the table

By Bill Mears, WASHINGTON (CNN) — Preliminary talks have been under way “for the past few days” to allow Boston bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to resume providing investigators with information about the attacks in exchange for having the death penalty taken off the table, two government sources say.

Negotiations are in the very early stages, and not a sign lawyers for the 19-year-old suspect are ready to make a deal, said one source, who did not want to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the private discussions.

The discussions between prosecution and defense are at a “preliminary, delicate stage” and both refused to offer details of what either side would be willing to leverage, according to the sources.

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2 Comments to “Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect: Death penalty possibly off the table”

    LTC(Ret) said:
    April 30, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Perhaps we can give him the same deal we gave Hassan. The rest of his life at our expense waiting for a trial that never happens.

    guest said:
    April 30, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Why would any lawyer want to represent him, oh money is the root of all evil. Guess all of america is paying for him to have medical care a roof over his head and a full belly. Does not make sense to me. I have seen families share one box of macaroni and cheese for supper, wear the same clothes for days. Where have the standards gone. We all know where and there is not a damn thing anyone can do.

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