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Court documents reveal seized Tsarnaev property

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DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WHDH) - The government detailed hard evidence seized during a search of accused marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dorm and other residences.

Court paperwork revealed authorities took a Russian dictionary belonging to the Tsarnaev brothers.

The government said the dictionary contained a prayer card with handwritten references to convicted terrorist Tarek Mehanna.

Mehanna grew up in Sudbury and last year he was convicted of plotting with al Qaeda to kill Americans, along with lying to the FBI.

The filings released from prosecutors came in response to a defense request to throw out evidence seized at Tsarnaev's Cambridge home because of right to privacy issues.

One of the main government arguments surrounds an email sent from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to his mother after the bombing. In it, he wrote that if he didn't see her again in this life, he'd see her in the afterlife.

Prosecutors said that email showed Tsarnaev expected to die when he left the apartment with his brother, Tamerlan, and therefore forfeited his right to privacy.
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