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Trooper that released bombing suspect's images plans to run 2014 Marathon

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BOSTON ( -- A retired Massachusetts State Police photographer who leaked dramatic photos of the bloodied Marathon bombing suspect plans to run in the 2014 Boston Marathon.

The Boston Athletic Association, which organizes the marathon, accepted retired Sgt. Sean Murphy into the race Wednesday after he submitted an essay asking to run.

Murphy tweeted a copy of his acceptance e-mail, which explains that he was accepted as part of a limited number of invitational entries for those most impacted by the events of April 15, 2013.

Murphy retired just days after he was disciplined for releasing images of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev surrendering in Watertown.

Sgt. Murphy was a 25-year veteran who took crime-scene pictures as part of his duties. After Rolling Stone magazine put a photo of Tsarnaev on its cover, which was criticized as inappropriately glamorous, Murphy gave 14 photos of his capture to Boston Magazine. The unauthorized release included a shot of a disheveled Tsarnaev with the red dot of a sniper's rifle laser sight boring into his forehead as he surrendered April 19.

Three were killed and more than 260 wounded in the April bombing. Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty.

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