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Prosecution Rests, Defense Set To Begin In Boston Bombing Trial

Members of the legal defense team for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, including Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, center, enter the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse on March 19, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Members of the legal defense team for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, including Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, center, enter the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse on March 19, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The prosecution is wrapping today in the first phase of the Boston Marathon bombing trial, and the defense is set to begin making its case.

From day one, lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have admitted his guilt, but they’re arguing that he was under the sway of his older brother, Tamerlan, who died in a shootout with police days after the bombings.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks to Robert Gottlieb, a former New York City prosecutor and longtime criminal defense attorney who has handled death penalty cases, about the defense’s strategy.

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  • Robert Gottlieb, a former New York City prosecutor and longtime criminal defense attorney who has handled death penalty cases.

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