BOSTON, April 11 (Reuters) – Attorneys for one of the
friends of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with
helping to cover his tracks asked a judge on Friday to dismiss
the criminal charges against their client, calling them
Kazakh exchange student Dias Kadyrbayev also asked U.S.
District Judge Douglas Woodlock through attorneys to strike
references to “terrorism” and any “inflammatory” description of
the damage caused by the bombing attack. In court papers,
attorneys note that Kadyrbayev was not involved in the attack
itself but simply charged with removing items from the accused
bomber’s dormitory room three days later.
BOSTON (Reuters) – The U.S. team prosecuting accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Friday asked defense attorneys to notify them by next month if they plan to make the 20-year-old defendant’s mental abilities an issue at trial.
In a filing in U.S. District Court in Boston, prosecutors asked a judge to require the defense to notify them by May 7 if they plan “to introduce expert evidence relating to a mental disease or defect or any other mental condition of the defendant which bears on either the issue of guilt or the issue of punishment.”