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Boston Marathon bomber suspect seeks dismissal of some charges

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BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect are headed to court to ask a judge to dismiss some of the charges against him and to ease restrictions on him in prison.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to a 30-count federal indictment charging him in the two explosions at last year's marathon.  The blasts killed three people and injured more than 260. 

Tsarnaev's lawyers say many of the charges are redudant and could sway jurors who will weigh whether or not to find him guilty and whether to sentence him to death.  More than half of the charges carry the possibility of a death penalty.

U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr. will hear arguments Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, built two pressure cooker bombs and placed them near the finish line.  Tamerlan Tsarnaev died following a shootout with police.
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