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Marathon Suspect Wants Prison Restrictions Lifted

(Photo: FBI via AP)

(Photo: FBI via AP)

BOSTON (AP) — Defense attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked a judge to lift what they call “extraordinary restrictions” on their client’s ability to communicate.

In court filings Monday, Tsarnaev’s lawyers say the limitations are “unconstitutionally restrictive and vague.”

Prosecutors asked for the restrictions to limit Tsarnaev’s communications because they believe he may try to send messages to supporters to inspire more violence.

His defense says there’s no evidence he would try to inspire others and hey have had to clear materials they show him with prosecutors, which interferes with attorney-client privilege. They say a message he left in the boat where he was captured was not meant to inspire others.

Tsarnaev is in custody after pleading not guilty to charges stemming from the April 15 explosions that killed three.


  • HonestABElincoln

    To Kathy Truitt: I agree. GP prison populations do have a purpose for society, and that is to turn loose child molesters and people like this onto, and let nature take it’s course. But this knob is a tough guy because he boxed and had martial arts training, but those don’t help you in there much, or for very long. So basically if he wants some rights back it means no more 23 hour lockup, then a one hour jog in the park, you are out there completely on your own, or nothing at all. It’s obvious he would incite others, so until he’s found innocent like we all know he will be, no communication.

  • weasel

    Put him in a room with all the victim families with no restrictions for the actions by the families.

  • alpinequeen

    Put him on the next bus to Guantanamo.