The defense team for the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect has made another attempt to add a national death penalty expert to its roster.

In papers filed Monday in federal court, lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) sought to add David Bruck to the defense team.

Tsarnaev’s court-appointed lawyers asked in April that Bruck be added to the team, but the motion was denied.

His lawyer said in the new motion that the 19-year-old Tsarnaev now faces 17 charges that carry the death penalty, while in April he faced just two.

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