BOSTON (Reuters) – Jury selection for the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will move into a more difficult phase on Wednesday after the court wraps up its initial screening of 1,200 candidates summoned to appear this week.
The field needs to be winnowed down to 12 jurors and six alternates, a challenge made all the greater by the possibility of the death penalty if Tsarnaev, 21, is convicted.
Four armed Coast Guard vessels visible outside Boston federal courthouse, where day two of #Tsarnaev jury selection getting underway.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Some 1,200 potential jurors are due to
report to federal court in Boston beginning on Monday as
selection begins for the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged
with the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people
and wounded more than 260 others.
Tsarnaev, a 21-year-old ethnic Chechen who is a naturalized
U.S. citizen, could get the death penalty if convicted. He has
pleaded not guilty to all 30 charges against him.