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    Boston Marathon Bomber Offered to Help Prosecution to Avoid Death Penalty

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was sentenced to death for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, wanted to plead guilty and aid prosecution in exchange for life imprisonment but prosecutors rejected the deal, media reported on Thursday citing court documents.

    Tsarnaev "offered to provide certain kinds of cooperation and assistance, in the course of plea negotiations," the document unsealed on Wednesday read, as quoted by the NBC News broadcaster.

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    However, the authorities "consistently rejected" Tsarnaev's conditional offers, according to the broadcaster.

    The Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, killed three people and injured hundreds of others. Dzhokhar and his older brother Tamerlan were found guilty of the attack. Tamerlan was killed by police while on the run on April 19 of the same year, while Dzhokhar was arrested the following day and sentenced to death by lethal injection in May 2015.

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