Tsarnaev “Lone-Wolf” Portrayal May Give Opportunity To Defense

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Prosecutors seeking the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev depict him as part of a disturbing global movement, the rise of "lone-wolf" terrorists. They argue that the 21-year-old man showed the tell-tale signs: a fascination with jihadist material on the Internet and a preference to work alone, or in a small group, says the Boston Globe. The government's portrayal of Tsarnaev opens up an opportunity for the defense, which began its case yesterday, as it seeks to illustrate how Tsarnaev was troubled and easily influenced by others, particularly his older brother. Studies show that . . .

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