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  • Lawyers may have saved Tsarnaev’s life by saying he committed Boston bombing

    Huffington Post - 03/05/2015

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial is just beginning, and already his lawyers are admitting he’s a guilty man. Experts say that just might save his life.

    By faulting the 21-year-old for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, defense lawyer Judy Clarke may have made it easier to soften her client’s image, pin the majority of the blame on Tsarnaev’s radicalized, overbearing big brother, and save her client from death row, experts told The Huffington Post.

    “It makes sense that the defense came clean and said, ‘Yes, it was him,'” said Northeastern University law professor Daniel Medwed. “I bet they scored some credibility points. Credibility with the jury is paramount.”

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