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Tsarnaev’s Attorneys Want Hospital Statements Thrown Out

The Boston bombing suspect's attorneys claim the 27 hour interrogation was intended to incriminate Dzokhar

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In the aftermath of one of the worst terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attorneys say the FBI went too far in questioning him.

Paperwork from Tsarnaev’s attorneys say that the FBI interrogated him for 27 hours, including turning away lawyers, while Tsarnaev was handcuffed to a hospital bed. In seeking to have the statements given at the time thrown out, the lawyers argue that the questioning was “an effort to extract as much incriminating information as possible, without regard to the protections of the Fifth Amendment.”

The argument could prove to be moot, however, with prosecutors not planning to use the statements in their case.

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