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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 TO COMPEL RECIPROCAL DISCOVERY

On Apr i l 30, 2014, t he gover nment moved f or an or der t o
( 1) compel r eci pr ocal di scover y by def endant , Dzhokhar Tsar naev
( Tsar naev) , under Feder al Rul e of Cr i mi nal Pr ocedur e 16( b) and
Local Rul e 116( d) , and ( 2) pr ecl ude Tsar naev f r omi nt r oduci ng
any evi dence i n hi s case- i n- chi ef at t r i al or sent enci ng t hat
has not been pr ovi ded t o t he gover nment by Apr i l 30, 2014,
unl ess Tsar naev can demonst r at e t hat ( a) t he evi dence i s newl y
di scover ed and was pr ompt l y pr oduced; or ( b) t hat t he gover nment
i nt r oduced evi dence i n i t s case i n case- i n- chi ef t hat Tsar naev
coul d not i n good f ai t h have ant i ci pat ed, and i n f ai r ness
Tsar naev ought t o be abl e t o r ebut t hat evi dence by pr esent i ng
hi s own evi dence i n t he def ense case- i n- chi ef .
On J une 23, 2014, t he Cour t or der ed Tsar naev t o pr oduce
r eci pr ocal di scover y under Rul e 16( b) ( 1) ( A) , ( B) and ( C) by
Sept ember 2, 2014.
The gover nment f i l ed i t s mot i on over f our mont hs ago, and
t he Cour t i ssued i t s Or der over t wo mont hs ago. Never t hel ess,
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Sept ember 2, 2014 has come and gone and Tsar naev has not
pr oduced a si ngl e bi t of r eci pr ocal di scover y under Rul es
16( b) ( 1) ( A) or ( B) . Wi t h r espect t o Rul e 16( b) ( 1) ( C) , t he
gover nment r ecei ved onl y t he f ol l owi ng di scl osur e, whi ch st at es
i n i t s ent i r et y:
Tsar naev wi l l cal l a soci al wor ker who wi l l t est i f y
about r el evant aspect s of Mr . Tsar naev s l i f e hi st or y.
[ Her ] t est i mony wi l l be based on i nt er vi ews and on her
r evi ew of document s and r ecor ds. To t he ext ent t hat
[ she] wi l l pr ovi de exper t t est i mony as a cl i ni cal
soci al wor ker , she wi l l i dent i f y r i sk and ot her
f act or s i n t he def endant s backgr ound and envi r onment ,
i f any, t hat shaped hi s l i f e.

Ther e i s no excuse f or Tsar naev s f ai l ur e t o pr ovi de
r eci pr ocal di scover y t hi s l at e i n t he day. The def ense made
cl ear f r omt he out set of t hi s case t hat i t i nt ended t o sur vey a
br oad set of sour ces, i ncl udi ng but not l i mi t ed t o Tsar naev s:
medi cal hi st or y; compl et e pr enat al ,
pedi at r i c and adul t heal t h i nf or mat i on;
exposur e t o har mf ul subst ances i n ut er o and
i n t he envi r onment ; subst ance abuse hi st or y;
ment al heal t h hi st or y; hi st or y of
mal t r eat ment and negl ect ; t r auma hi st or y;
educat i onal hi st or y; empl oyment and t r ai ni ng
hi st or y; mi l i t ar y exper i ence; mul t i -
gener at i onal f ami l y hi st or y, genet i c
di sor der s and vul ner abi l i t i es, as wel l as
mul t i - gener at i onal pat t er ns of behavi or ;
pr i or adul t and j uveni l e cor r ect i onal
exper i ence; r el i gi ous, gender , sexual
or i ent at i on, et hni c, r aci al , cul t ur al and
communi t y i nf l uences; soci o- economi c,
hi st or i cal , and pol i t i cal f act or s.

( Def t . Mot . t o Compel 10/ 07/ 13 at 7- 8) . The def ense al so not ed
t hat pr of essi onal st andar ds
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hi ghl i ght [ ] t he gat her i ng of mul t i -
gener at i onal document ar y r ecor ds as a
par t i cul ar l y i mpor t ant par t of mi t i gat i on
i nvest i gat i on . . . [ i ncl udi ng r ecor ds] f r om
cour t s, gover nment agenci es, t he mi l i t ar y,
empl oyer s, et c. Recor ds shoul d be r equest ed
concer ni ng not onl y t he cl i ent , but al so hi s
par ent s, gr andpar ent s, si bl i ngs, and
chi l dr en. . . . The col l ect i on of
cor r obor at i ng i nf or mat i on f r ommul t i pl e
sour ces . . . i s i mpor t ant wher ever
possi bl e.

I t i s al so cl ear t hat even i f Tsar naev does not act ual l y of f er
any of t hese document s or r ecor ds at t r i al , t he soci al wor ker he
i nt ends t o cal l wi l l ef f ect i vel y publ i sh t hemt o t he j ur y by
t est i f y[ i ng] about r el evant aspect s of Mr . Tsar naev s l i f e
hi st or y t hat she has l ear ned f r omr eadi ng t hem. Tsar naev
cannot avoi d t he obl i gat i ons pl aced upon hi mby t he Feder al
Rul es, or t he compul si on of t he Cour t s Or der , by t he mer e
expedi ent of havi ng a wi t ness r ead r ecor d and document s t o t he
j ur y.
Accor di ngl y, t he gover nment r espect f ul l y r enews i t s r equest
t hat Tsar naev be pr ecl uded f r omusi ng i n i t s case- i n- chi ef any
i nf or mat i on cur r ent l y i n i t s possessi on t hat i t has f ai l ed t o
pr oduce i n def i ance of t he Feder al Rul es, t he Local Rul es, or
t he Cour t s J une 23, 2014 Or der .


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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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