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(BOSTON) — Tuesday is the first full day of defense testimony at the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

After gory details of an 8-year-old’s death brought jurors to tears Monday, defense attorneys will set out to convince them it was Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s older brother, Tamerlan, who directed the attack on April 15, 2013.

So far, lawyers have presented cellphone and GPS records that suggest Dzhokhar was elsewhere when Tamerlan bought the pressure cookers and built the bombs.

The defense assumes guilt and will make its strongest arguments when trying to spare Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s life during the penalty phase.

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