Tsarnaev Defense Largely Calls Witnesses To Testify On Older Brother

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Defense attorneys are expected to call more witnesses today as they begin their third day of trying to persuade federal jurors to spare the life of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

On Tuesday, most of the testimony concerned the defendant's older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. However, the son of Tsarnaev's landlord in Cambridge testified about meeting Dzhokhar as an 8-year-old boy when his family moved into the apartment. It was the first time that day a witness had spoken directly about the defendant.

WBUR's David Boeri joins Morning Edition with a report on what's happened so far in court.

To hear the full report, click on the audio player above.

This segment aired on April 29, 2015.

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Now retired, David Boeri was a senior reporter at WBUR.



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