Prison Ordered to Give Files to Tsarnaev Lawyers

Defense wants evidence of his state during interrogations

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted May 21, 2013 2:12 AM CDT

(Newser) – Prison files on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev—including suicide watch logs—are to be turned over to the Boston bombing suspect's lawyers by order of a federal judge, Reuters reports. His defense team says it wants to track his condition while he is in prison for evidence of "voluntariness of his statements" to investigators. The 19-year-old is being held in a prison hospital in Massachusetts, and against the wishes of his defense team the prison files will also be made available to prosecutors.

This image taken from surveillance video shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at a Bank of America ATM in Watertown, Mass. the day before he was apprehended.
This image taken from surveillance video shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at a Bank of America ATM in Watertown, Mass. the day before he was apprehended.   (AP Photo/Boston Regional Intelligence Center)
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