Helps to be a rock star
His guilt is not in serious doubt. There are numerous witnesses, there is the video from the scene of the jihad attack, the car chases, the capture at the boat, etc. Do you think he would be receiving this solicitude if he were, say, a member of some other evil group such as the KKK, rather than being an Islamic jihadist? I don’t think so, either. “Prison limits on Boston bombing suspect are eased,” from the Associated Press, December 3 (thanks to Kenneth):
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have eased limits on defense team visits to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv).
In court documents filed Tuesday, prosecutors say the restrictions have been modified to allow several additional people to visit Tsarnaev to help prepare his defense and report back to lawyers on the team. They include a paralegal, a mental health consultant and a specialist who will help the defense prepare arguments against the death penalty.
The mental health consultant and the specialist will be allowed to meet with Tsarnaev without a lawyer accompanying them.
Tsarnaev’s defense team had complained that special measures imposed on Tsarnaev impaired their ability to defend him.
Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty in the April 15 bombing, which killed three people and wounded more than 260.