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Dzhokhar TsarnaevWASHINGTON (CNN) — Preliminary talks have been under way “for the past few days” to allow Boston bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to resume providing investigators with information about the attacks in exchange for having the death penalty taken off the table, two government sources say.

Negotiations are in the very early stages, and not a sign lawyers for the 19-year-old suspect are ready to make a deal, said one source, who did not want to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the private discussions.

The discussions between prosecution and defense are at a “preliminary, delicate stage” and both refused to offer details of what either side would be willing to leverage, according to the sources.

3 comments

  • Michael

    Hmm. While I normally support the death penalty a date caused me to think twice about it. And while I'd like to say Holder was wrong to have his rights read, the kid is now a citizen and all the NDAA hype about unlawful detainment would have been an instant play. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Take death penalty off the table, get the info, and see how he survives a super max.

  • BOBBY ASTORGA

    I SAY KILL HIM AND ANY ONE ELSE THAT WANTS TO DO THIS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , I SAY SHOW THE WORLD THAT WE ARE NOT WEAK AND THAT WE MEAN IT IF YOU WANT TO TRY AND BLOW UP ARE COUNTRY WE WILL FIND YOU AND TREAT YOU THAT WAY YOU TREATED ARE LAND , BUT IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN BCUZ THEY ALWAYS GIVE THESE TYPES OF PEOPLE THE RIGHT TO LIVE THERE LIFES UNTILL THEY DAY THEY DIE ON THERE OWN , THE LITTLE BOY THAT PASSED AWAY HAD NO " AND I MEAN NO RIGHT TO DIE THAT DAY ' COME ON PEOPLE OF THIS GREAT COUNTRY STOP BEING WEAK MINDED AND STAND UP AND STOP PAYING FOR THESE TYPES OF PEOPLE TO LIVE AND EAT EVERY DAY IN ARE PRISONS

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