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Prosecutors: Marathon Suspect Expected To Die

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Federal prosecutors say evidence seized from a Cambridge apartment where the Boston Marathon bombing suspect once lived should be admitted as evidence because he no longer lived there and expected to die.

Prosecutors on Monday filed arguments against a motion by lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to suppress some evidence.

The U.S. attorney's office says although Tsarnaev once lived in the apartment, he had essentially moved out and thus had no expectation of privacy.

Prosecutors also say Tsarnaev emailed his mother in the hours before a shootout with police that he would see her in this life or the next one, and since he did not expect to live, he had abandoned the expectation of privacy.

Tsarnaev awaits trial in November in connection with the fatal bombing. He pleaded not guilty.

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