Judge orders release of documents in Boston Marathon bombing

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BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the public release of hundreds of documents in the case of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Tsarnaev was convicted and sentenced to death last year for his role in the 2013 bombing. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured when Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan placed two bombs near the finish line.

Prosecutors and Tsarnaev’s attorneys recently submitted a list of more than 600 court filings and exhibits that both sides agree can now be made public.

U.S. District Judge George O’Toole Jr. on Tuesday ordered the documents unsealed. The judge did not say exactly when the court clerk’s office will begin making them public.

Among the documents to be unsealed are search warrants, reports of expert witnesses and DNA reports.

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