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Tsarnaev’s Attorney’s Want Some Charges Dismissed

UNKNOWN - APRIL 19: In this image released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on April 19, 2013, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is seen. The twin bombings at the 116-year-old Boston race resulted in the deaths of three people with more than 170 others injured. (Photo provided by FBI via Getty Images)

A federal judge has scheduled a hearing on a request by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) to dismiss some of the charges he faces.
 
    U.S. District Judge George O’Toole Jr. said in an electronic notice Wednesday that he will also hear a defense request to lift special restrictions placed on Tsarnaev while he awaits trial.
 
    Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to a 30-count indictment charging him in the explosions at last year’s marathon that killed three people and injured more than 260.
 
    His lawyers say many of the charges are redundant and could sway jurors weighing whether to find him guilty and whether to sentence him to death. More than half the charges carry the possibility of the death penalty.
 
    O’Toole scheduled a hearing for April 16.  (Associated Press)

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