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Boston Marathon suspect had expected to die

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told his mother in an email days after the explosions that he expected to die, federal prosecutors said in court filings.

Tsarnaev wrote the email in the hours before the slaying of Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier and the police shootout that took his brother's life, prosecutors said.

"If I don't see you in this life I will see you in the akhira," prosecutors say he wrote. In Arabic, akhirah refers to the afterlife.

Prosecutors filed the court papers Monday to argue against a motion by Tsarnaev's lawyers to suppress evidence seized from a Cambridge apartment where Tsarnaev once lived, as well as his University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth dorm room.

"These circumstances leave little doubt that when Tsarnaev left the Norfolk Street apartment on April 18, he did not expect to return alive, and thus abandoned his expectation of privacy in everything left behind," prosecutors wrote.

The U.S. attorney's office also argued that Tsarnaev had essentially moved out of the apartment and thus had no expectation of privacy. Prosecutors also denied the defense's contention that the search was overly broad.

Tsarnaev did not pay rent and was not on the lease, prosecutors said, and was instead living in his dorm room full time. Although he kept a few items in the Cambridge apartment, he has not demonstrated a reasonable expectation of privacy, they said.

Prosecutors also defended their searches of a laptop owned by the suspect, because he gave it away to a friend and never expected to see it again.

Tsarnaev, 20, has pleaded not guilty to several federal charges. Prosecutors allege he and his brother planted two pressure cooker bombs near the marathon's finish line, killing three people and injuring more than 260 others. His brother was killed during the gunbattle with police four days after the marathon bombing.

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ChingOW Mango June 03 2014 at 2:58 PM

Why isn't this muslim bastard dead by now - and why is his garbage brother buried in AMERICAN soil? Had this situation been reversed - American killing muslims - the Americans would have been decapitated on day 1 - time for us to toughen up AMERICA!

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jnjsec June 03 2014 at 2:52 PM

If he wants to die, let him!! Give him a rope!

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Robbie jnjsec June 03 2014 at 2:59 PM

A rope torture that prick

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hola!!!! Robbie June 03 2014 at 5:15 PM

Who knows Obama might exchange someone for him?

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Jack Robbie June 04 2014 at 9:20 AM

Obummer will probably exchange him for another deserter, like he did for Bowe Dushbag.

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lsoxchance jnjsec June 03 2014 at 10:34 PM

Hell no, why give him the right to die, when he just killed. He is so not happy behind bars, so not happy he isnt free. So why give him the power to die when the punishment for him is to live. I am all for Life for Life. I lived threw this. I had nieces calling and crying and then area's around UMass Dartmouth got shut down, now way to get them and bring them here. I wont forget when the Swat and my brother in Law had to enter. I wont forget looking in the sky, I live 19 miles away from TF Green and watching the Military planes land. I wont forget the wonderful weather to even watching footage of Boston that Friday as a gost town. But I dont want him to die, if that is what he wants. As my heartache happens I want him to suffer.

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rosspoling June 03 2014 at 3:07 PM

Why are we still trying to get him off of death row. Everybody knows what he did and it going to be hard to get people to excuse him for what he did. Giving him the chair, gas chamber and injection all at the sam.e time to make sure he dead

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farberj rosspoling June 03 2014 at 8:07 PM

then wrap him in pig skin for burial.

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krguy2006 farberj June 03 2014 at 10:37 PM

Don't insult a pig a pig is a better animal than this slime bag.

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keithdelliott rosspoling June 04 2014 at 12:18 AM

Why rush it? Let him suffer a little bit. Maybe just let him out for an hour so the people of Boston can take care of it.

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gbj15 June 03 2014 at 2:59 PM

No you will see her in hell you little scumbag

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John gbj15 June 03 2014 at 3:29 PM

How can you get up votes? The logic of your post is flawed. You reference hell; indicating you believe in such a place; leading logically to the notion you believe in God. Now if you believe in God, why is it that you think Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will go to hell? He is not dead. There is no sin so great that God cannot forgive. How do you assume that he cannot ask forgiveness? Who are you to judge another man's servant? Who is made happy by responding to hate with hate? God or Satan?

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salley929 gbj15 June 03 2014 at 8:35 PM

My opinion understandable anger , but dont you think is a bit harsh.... just saying #peoplenowdays

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rozenm1005 salley929 June 04 2014 at 7:09 AM


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jimmac01 June 03 2014 at 3:30 PM

Why is justice always so slow in the most obvious cases? At least, keep these idiots out of the limelight during the process.

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naojf22936 jimmac01 June 03 2014 at 7:40 PM

The idiots are here...jimmac.

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treese1026 naojf22936 June 03 2014 at 9:11 PM

How about the Army Major Nadil that killed so many in Texas? Why has he not been executed yet? Oh maybe Obama is protecting his Muslim rights.

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fwlrcj jimmac01 June 04 2014 at 12:23 PM

Because they have to find a non prejudice jury and only time will find enough people who are upset enough to judge fairly I rather wait then let him get free on a mis trial

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Larry June 03 2014 at 3:19 PM

Stop with the damn choir boy pix - show him the day of the terrorism.

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rumpoint4us June 03 2014 at 3:38 PM

If I were the judge I would have this piece of garbage executed by dropping him into a bonfire after he was doused in fuel. Then he would know as he burns what hell he has wrought, and the hell and grief the victims felt. It would also serve others like him to know that they too will be punished similarly if they commit a terrorist attack on any American.

Jail would be far too good. He does not deserve to breathe our air!

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ltjaysantos rumpoint4us June 03 2014 at 4:15 PM

I'd force him to put his wiener in a juicer

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farberj ltjaysantos June 03 2014 at 8:09 PM

in a pressure cooker.

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Welcome, Carole rumpoint4us June 03 2014 at 8:55 PM


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jdavis1388 June 03 2014 at 2:58 PM

Of course he had expected to die after doing something like that!

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Bob June 03 2014 at 4:04 PM


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tmhuud Bob June 03 2014 at 4:50 PM

He WISHED to die? Why didn't he? Poor deluded boy...

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tho1500 tmhuud June 03 2014 at 8:01 PM

My point exaactly. He never seemed to want that wish to come true...after all, he had a loaded gun.
They (the brothers) were willing to have others killed... themselves? no.

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Daddy O June 03 2014 at 3:26 PM

Just have a trial and if found guilty (which i"m sure they will) execute him. He is so young it would be hard for me to do it but i'm sure one of you would do it for me.

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