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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
Prison Ordered to Give Files to Tsarnaev Lawyers
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)

(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. (Read more Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stories.)

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