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Boston suspect could avoid death penalty in lieu of info

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could avoid death penalty if he provided information about the attacks to investigators.



Washington: Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could avoid death penalty if he provided information about the attacks to investigators.

Some very preliminary talks are underway `for the past few days` to potentially allow Tsarnaev to resume providing investigators with information, government sources have said.

According to CNN, one source said that communications are in the very early stages, and not a sign lawyers for either side are ready to make a deal.

The discussions between prosecution and defense attorneys are at a `preliminary, delicate stage` and both refused to offer details of what either side would be willing to leverage, according to the sources.

Justice Department spokesman Dean Boyd noted that `the federal charges against Tsarnaev authorize a penalty, upon conviction, of death or imprisonment for life, or any term of years`.

Legal sources said that it is not unusual for both sides to reach out and begin these kinds of conversations in high-profile criminal cases.

Government sources said that investigators are eager to resume questioning Tsarnaev, for any details about other possible suspects and plots, the report added.
(ANI)

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