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Prosecutors must give Muhammad defense team parts of police interviews

Manassas, Virginia-AP -- Lawyers for sniper suspect John Muhammad may be getting some help -- from police interviews that were conducted with people who've known him.

A judge in Manassas, Virginia, ruled today that prosecutors have to turn over any information from the 23 pages of police interviews that might help Muhammad's defense.

His lawyers are hoping to show that the other accused sniper -- 18-year-old Lee Malvo -- acted on his own during last year's sniper attacks that terrorized the Washington, D-C area.

Also today, the judge denied a request from Muhammad's lawyers to hold a hearing on the constitutionality of the death penalty. The defense team says the Virginia death penalty has been applied unevenly.

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