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Wood from the power boat where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding, etched with many words including "killing our people", is displayed in a conference room at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The wooden pieces were presented to a jury in Tsarnaev's federal death penalty trial. Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line that killed three and injured 260 spectators in April 2013. (AP )MoreCloseclosemore
Wood from the power boat where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding, etched with many words including "killing our people", is displayed in a conference room at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The wooden pieces were presented to a jury in Tsarnaev's federal death penalty trial. Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line that killed three and injured 260 spectators in April 2013. (AP )

The defense team in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested Tuesday, after calling their fourth and final witnesses. Closing statement are planned for Monday.

It was a very brief defense, lasting only a day and a half, compared with 92 witnesses over 14 days of testimony from the prosecution.

The focus was on digital and forensic evidence, with defense attorneys trying to convince jurors that Dzhokhar's elder brother, Tamerlan, was the driving force behind the duo's deadly rampage.

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Jack Lepiarz, WBUR reporter. He tweets @Lepiarz.

Ronald Sullivan, clinical professor of law at Harvard Law School.

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WBUR: Defense Rests In 1st Phase Of Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

  • "Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday after presenting a brief case aimed at showing his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack."

This segment aired on March 31, 2015.

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