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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A leading association for U.S. pharmacists on Monday adopted a policy that discourages its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections — a move that could make carrying out executions even harder for death penalty states.
US prosecutors rested their case Monday in the trial of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after gruesome testimony about the death of the youngest victim left some jurors in tears. Defense attorneys then began calling witnesses, trying to minimize the role of the 21-year-old Tsarnaev -- who could face the death penalty if convicted -- in the planning of the April 15, 2013 attack. Their final witness was chief medical examiner Henry Nields, who recounted in graphic detail the injuries suffered by the youngest victim, eight-year-old Martin Richard, who was torn apart by one of the pressure-cooker bombs.