Boston bomb suspect seeks 2nd death penalty lawyer

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is asking to have a second prominent death penalty expert added to his defense team.

In April, chief federal public defender Miriam Conrad asked a judge to appoint Judy Clarke and David Bruck to help defend Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv).

The judge approved Clarke, a San Diego lawyer and death penalty opponent, but denied the request for Bruck, a professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law in Virginia.

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