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In this March 5, 2015 file courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial in Boston. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)
In this March 5, 2015 file courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial in Boston. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)
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Today saw the final day of testimony from witnesses called on behalf of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhozhar Tsarnaev.

His lawyers are trying to spare him from the death penalty and before wrapping up, the defense called to the stand Sister Helen Prejean.

She's best known as the central character in the book and movie "Dead Man Walking" and for her long and impassioned opposition to the death penalty.

The judge in the trial announced that closing arguments will begin Wednesday.

David Boeri has been covering the trail for WBUR in Boston, and he joins Here & Now's Robin Young with the latest.

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This segment aired on May 11, 2015.

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