Globe: Impartial Agent To Be in Room for Tsarnaev Family Visits

FILE - This undated file photo, provided April 19, 2013, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. In a brief filed Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, with the U.S. District Court in Boston, Tsarnaev's lawyers say the current Oct. 24 deadline doesn’t allow for a "reasonable opportunity" to make their case against the death penalty. (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)
FILE - This undated file photo, provided April 19, 2013, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.
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Prosecutors announced on Wednesday that an impartial agent would be placed in the room during future visits between Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his family, the Boston Globe reported.

The announcement comes two weeks after Tsarnaev’s attorneys argued that their client should be able to meet with family without an FBI agent present.

From the Globe:

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US District Judge George A. O'Toole Jr. delayed making a final decision, but advised authorities that they could either remove the agent entirely or replace the agent with someone not involved in the case.

The visitor restriction is one of several "special administrative measures" that the government put in place on Tsarnaev, 20. The measures limit who from the defense team can visit or communicate with Tsarnaev and what information they can share with him or others.

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