A key witness and former FBI special agent in the Whitey Bulger case has been arrested for perjury.
A parade of so-called character witnesses took the stand Wednesday in the Boston Marathon Bombing trial.
A casual observer would be forgiven for thinking it was Tamerlan Tsarnaev who was on trial this week, rather than his younger brother.
Tamerlan’s influence is just one of the defense’s reasons for asking the jury to sentence Dzhokhar to life in prison, rather than death.
A lawyer for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev urged a jury to spare his client’s life, saying there is no punishment that he can get that would be equal to the suffering of the victims.
Government prosecutors rested their case-in-chief against the convicted marathon bomber after calling 17 witnesses over three days.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense team will make its case for life in prison starting on Monday.
Jurors saw video of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev flipping the bird to a security camera and heard emotional testimony from bombing victims.
Prosecutors wasted no time Tuesday morning in making the case to end Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s life.
Following the 119th Boston Marathon, focus will shift back to the Tsarnaev trial as it progresses to the sentencing phase.