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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA )
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v. ) Crim. No.13-10200-GAO
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DZHOKHAR A. TSARNAEV, )
Defendant )



GOVERNMENTS RENEWED MOTION FOR LIST OF MITIGATING FACTORS

On May 7, 2014, t he gover nment moved f or an or der di r ect i ng
Tsar naev t o pr ovi de a l i st of t he mi t i gat i ng f act or s on whi ch he
i nt ends t o r el y at sent enci ng ( Dkt . 294) . Tsar naev opposed t he
mot i on ( Dkt . 315) . At t he J une 18, 2014 st at us hear i ng, t he
Cour t deni ed t he gover nment s mot i on wi t hout pr ej udi ce and
i nvi t ed t he gover nment t o r enew i t af t er t he deadl i ne f or f i l i ng
not i ce under Feder al Rul e of Cr i mi nal Pr ocedur e 12. 2.
Four mont hs have passed si nce t he gover nment f i l ed i t s
or i gi nal mot i on. The Rul e 12. 2 f i l i ng deadl i ne has come and
gone. Tsar naev di d not f i l e a Rul e 12. 2 not i ce, pr ecl udi ng hi m
f r omi nt r oduci ng exper t evi dence r el at i ng t o a ment al condi t i on
bear i ng on t he i ssues of gui l t or puni shment . See Fed. R. Cr i m.
P. 12. 2( b) . The deadl i ne f or Tsar naev t o pr ovi de t he gover nment
wi t h af f i r mat i ve exper t di scover y has al so passed. Tsar naev
pr ovi ded t he gover nment wi t h not i ce of onl y one af f i r mat i ve
penal t y- phase exper t - - a soci al wor ker - - who, accor di ng t o a
l et t er f r omt he def ense, wi l l t est i f y about r el evant aspect s of
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Mr . Tsar naev s l i f e hi st or y.
The gover nment now r enews i t s or i gi nal mot i on f or a l i st of
t he mi t i gat i ng f act or s on whi ch Tsar naev wi l l r el y dur i ng t he
sent enci ng phase and i ncor por at es i t s or i gi nal mot i on by
r ef er ence. Wi t h j ur y sel ect i on ar ound t he cor ner , and t i me f or
t r i al pr epar at i on r unni ng shor t , t he gover nment s need f or such
a l i st i s even mor e pr essi ng t han i t was f our mont hs ago. And
even assumi ng Tsar naev had l egi t i mat e r easons back t hen f or
wi t hhol di ng such a l i st , t hey no l onger exi st . I t i s now cl ear
t hat Tsar naev wi l l not of f er evi dence r el at i ng t o a ment al
condi t i on or any af f i r mat i ve exper t t est i mony at al l asi de f r om
r el evant aspect s of [ hi s] l i f e hi st or y. That means pr ovi di ng
a l i st of mi t i gat i ng f act or s now wi l l not r equi r e Tsar naev t o
di scl ose anyt hi ng t he Cour t has pr evi ousl y r ul ed he need onl y
di scl ose i n t he f ut ur e.
Asi de f r oma one- sent ence di scl osur e not i f yi ng t he
gover nment t hat an exper t wi l l t est i f y about r el evant aspect s
of Mr . Tsar naev s l i f e st or y, t he def ense has pr oduced no
i nf or mat i on what soever about i t s case- i n- chi ef . Tsar naev was
ar r est ed over 16 mont hs ago, and t r i al bei ngs i n l ess t han ei ght
weeks. The t i me has come f or Tsar naev t o pr ovi de t he gover nment
wi t h basi c not i ce about i t s mi t i gat i on case. The gover nment s
j ob at t he sent enci ng phase i s not j ust t o pr ove t he exi st ence
of aggr avat i ng f act or s but t o r ebut any i nf or mat i on r ecei ved
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[ i n mi t i gat i on] at t he hear i ng. 18 U. S. C. 3593( c) . The
gover nment cannot do t hat j ob wi t hout advance not i ce of t he
mi t i gat i ng f act or s on whi ch Tsar naev i nt ends t o r el y.
WHEREFORE, t he gover nment r espect f ul l y moves t he Cour t t o
or der Tsar naev t o f i l e not i ce of t he mi t i gat i ng f act or s on whi ch
he wi l l r el y.

Respect f ul l y submi t t ed,
CARMEN M. ORTI Z
UNI TED STATES ATTORNEY
By: / s/ Wi l l i amD. Wei nr eb
WI LLI AM D. WEI NREB
ALOKE S. CHAKRAVARTY
NADI NE PELLEGRI NI
Assi st ant U. S. At t or neys

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I her eby cer t i f y t hat t hi s document wi l l be sent vi a
el ect r oni c mai l t o J udy Cl ar ke, Esq. , counsel f or Dzhokhar
Tsar naev, on t hi s dat e.
/s/ William D. Weinreb
WI LLI AM D. WEI NREB
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