Lawyers representing the Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have urged the judge to order Federal prosecutors to release any evidence which links his brother in a 2011 triple killing or to consider postponing Tsarnaev’s trial.
Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty and could receive a death penalty for his actions if convicted. Tsarnaev is charged for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing which killed three people and injured more than 260.
According to Federal Authorities, Tsarnaev, then 19, and his 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan had planned placed and detonated pressure-cooker bombs near the marathon finish line. Tsarnaev was killed several days later in a shootout with police.
In a status conference on Wednesday in a Federal Court, Tsarnaev’s lawyers argued that the prosecution has not released any evidence of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s supposed role in the triple slaying since last year. However court papers say that Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s friend told investigators that Tamerlan participated in the killings.