Federal prosecutors are urging Northern District of California Judge William Alsup to deny defense requests for taxpayer-funded victim outreach.

The debate comes in the midst of a sprawling death penalty prosecution against alleged members of MS-13, a violent Central American gang. Earlier this month court-appointed lawyers asked Alsup to OK money for a victim liaison, a person who contacts families of the slain to ask if they want to communicate with the defense team.

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