Judge O’Toole enters courtroom for first day of voir dire in #Tsarnaev trial and court immediately goes to sidebar.
Accused #BostonMarathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears in court for first day of juror questioning, appears to have trimmed his busy hair.
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.
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.