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  • First full week of Tsarnaev trial has defense challenging prosecutions’ credibility

    WGBH - 03/17/2015

    Northeastern University Law Professor Daniel Medwed who has expertise in the area of criminal law and is a renowned scholar on wrongful convictions, says the “writings are very important to the prosecution because they show Tsarnaev’s  state of mind in the aftermath of the crime.”

    He says the reason why the defense wants to introduce the whole boat is because,” it provides context for Tsarnaev actions, and shows he acted under the influence of his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. According to Medwed, the defense theory showing jurors the life-sized boat, gives the whole picture …the bullet riddled boat, and all of the panels inside where he was hiding… demonstrates that Tsarnaev acted under the shadow of his brother, and not in a clear state of mind.”

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