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Death penalty protesters stand outside federal court Monday during the penalty phase of the federal trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (Justin Saglio/AP)
Death penalty protesters stand outside federal court Monday during the penalty phase of the federal trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (Justin Saglio/AP)
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"There is no evening the scales. There's no point in trying to hurt him as he hurt, because it can't be done."

Those words came from the defense's opening statement in Boston federal court Monday, as it began making its case for sparing the life of convicted Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Jack Lepiarz, reporter for WBUR. He tweets @Lepiarz.

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WBUR: Tsarnaev’s Lawyer Urges The Jury To Spare His Life

  • "A lawyer for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev urged a jury Monday to spare the young man’s life, portraying him as 'a good kid' who was led astray by his radicalized and belligerent older brother."

This segment aired on April 27, 2015.

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