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Jan 14, 2015
Jan 14, 2015

U.S. judge rejects request to delay Boston bombing trial

BOSTON (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected the latest plea by lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to pause jury selection for his trial due to the recent attacks in Paris.

Tsarnaev’s lawyers on Tuesday had argued that the Paris attacks, which started with a mass shooting at a satirical newspaper and left 17 people dead after three days of violence, would stir memories of the deadly 2013 blasts at the marathon, making it harder to select an impartial jury.

Jan 14, 2015
Jan 14, 2015

Tsarnaev lawyers ask for delay in Boston jury selection due to Paris attacks

BOSTON (Reuters) – Attorneys for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Tuesday asked a federal judge in Boston to postpone jury selection for Tsarnaev’s trial on charges of killing three and wounding more than 260 people in the bombing attack during the 2013 marathon.

Attorneys for Tsarnaev, 21, said recent attacks on a satirical magazine in Paris would make it all but impossible to seat an impartial jury, a process that began last week.

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      "Scott Malone is the Boston-based editor in charge for general news overseeing the northeastern United States, where he covers everything from politics to storms to the weird and wonderful of New England. Scott has interviewed newsmakers ranging from Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, to chart-topping rockers Aerosmith. His reporting has taken him from storm-swept New Orleans to the weather observatory atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire."
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