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Opening Statements Will Likely Portray 2 Tsarnaevs

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: active participant or easily influenced younger brother?

(Newser) - Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers give their opening statements today at his federal death penalty trial. Was he a submissive, adoring younger brother who only followed directions given by his older, radicalized brother? Or... More »

Loughner Ordered Held Without Bail

Entire Arizona bench recuses itself

(Newser) - Jared Loughner got his first appearance in court today, sporting what the Arizona Republic calls a shaved head, "a smirk on his lips and a red strawberry bruise." The US magistrate appointed Judy Clarke—whose clients have included Timothy McVeigh and Unabomber Ted Kaczynski—his defense attorney. Highlights... More »

Unabomber Lawyer Set to Defend Loughner

Suspect silent, uncooperative, say police

(Newser) - The lawyer who defended the Unabomber and Timothy McVeigh is poised to defend Jared Lee Loughner, the alleged gunman in the Tucson shooting. The Phoenix Federal Public Defender’s office has suggested San Diego attorney Judy Clarke handle the case; she’ll join Loughner in court today and request to... More »

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