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saw the receipt. he paid cash and used his debit card. he said he bought the pressure cookers to get rid of them because they were old and rusty. they were used. he said he didn't know the exact date he bought them, but it was a day or two before the marathon. he said he bought two. one for him and one for his wife. he said he didn't know any of the people who were killed or injured. the fbi agent showed him a picture of tamerlan and dzhokhar and said they looked familiar. the agent said the man said they looked like people he used to see at a local gym. the prosecution's case is going to hinge on that pressure cooker receipt. he said it was a good thing. it was a good thing, because it showed that the brothers were not in the u.s. for very long. >>> a few minutes ago, a juror asked the judge if she could have the testimony of the first witness in the case. the juror wanted to take notes. she's allowed. that is interesting. the court has also released a statement saying they are grateful for the jurors' service. >>> a live look now at the sign of ground zero. i am sure it's not easy with all the noise and media that's been there from the beginning. they're waiting for word on what the jury decides. we're going to be ready for it. ,, ,,,,,,,, >>> we're back now at 7:55. we've heard from the lawyers. we'll hear from the prosecution one last time. they were in their closing arguments for a second day today. they will try to convince the jury the brothers should be convicted of all 30 counts in the attack. they will also try to convince the jury to give them the death penalty. joining me now is nbc news justice correspondent pete williams. pete, good morning. >> good morning, brian. in the closing arguments, two different styles, but two themes. first the prosecution. they walked the jury through the marathon, showing them the evidence that led them to the two brothers. they played the video of the fbi agent who said he saw tamerlan, the older brother, dropping a backpack they're sure contained a bomb. they called the younger brother a monster. they said he blew people's legs off with a bomb, but he's not guilty of murder and attempted murder on the grounds of extreme cruelty. a monster, a terrorist and a bomber. the defense wanted to talk about their client, the younger brother. they said he was a good kid, who had a falling-out with his older brother and got caught up in his plots. they said the family was destroyed by the older brother. they said the older brother was the mastermind, and the younger brother was just along for the ride. they called him a confused young man who acted out of loyalty to his older brother. the terror charges, they said, are just a way to get the death penalty. they said it's a shame he's on trial for his life. the jury will now have to decide whether the brothers were guilty of all 30 counts. there's the murder of the boston police officer, the murder of the man at the finish line. the conspiracy charges, the use of a weapon of mass destruction. the jury will have to decide if the brothers were guilty of those counts. the judge will keep them in the jury room for the next 10 hours until they reach a decision. and, brian, i think the two biggest battles will be how to define the older brother and how to define the younger brother. to see if the jury gives them the death penalty, they have to find the older brother was the mastermind. and to see if the jury gives them the death penalty, they have to find the younger brother was either involved or was aware of the plot. >> and while we're talking about whether the brothers will be sentenced to death, we're hearing from the prosecution one last time. they want to make sure the jury knows why they're seeking the death penalty. >> the reason they're seeking the death penalty has nothing to do with retribution. the reason they're seeking the death penalty has nothing to do with revenge. the reason they're seeking the death penalty is to protect the public. that's the whole purpose of this. we want to be able to put them in a place they can't hurt anybody else, and we want to make sure we make the city of boston whole. to do that, we need to hold them accountable for the murders and the attempted murders in the marathon bombing case. we need to make sure, if they survive, to put them in a place where they can't hurt anybody else. . they're not going to be ready for a week or two. we want to make sure they spend the rest of their natural life locked up. >> pete, what is the process after