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Prosecutors seek to have Dzhokhar Tsarnaev barred from victim autopsy photos

Prosecutors seek to have Dzhokhar Tsarnaev barred from victim autopsy photos
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According to an article published by the Boston Herald on March 17, the federal prosecutors in charge of the case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are seeking to have him barred from viewing the autopsy photos of his alleged victims.

The Boston Herald reports that federal prosecutors are seeking to have Tsarnaev barred from seeing autopsy photos of the victims he is accused of killing in April of 2013. Prosecutors claim that allowing Tsarnaev to see photos of the victims' autopsies where they are in various stages of undress including fully nude, and where their mutilated bodies are on display, would only revictimized their victims' families.

Officials say Tsarnaev will be allowed to view photos that will be used as evidence against him during his trial, but they want to keep him from seeing other photos collected in the case.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is facing 30 charges in connection with his alleged involvement in the April 15 bombing at the 117th Boston Marathon. Authorities say he and his 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died in an altercation with law enforcement officers in the days following the bombings, set off two bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killing three people and injuring more than 250 others..

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial is set to begin on November 3, 2014, and if he is found guilty he could face the death penalty.

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