Motion to Move and Delay Trial of Boston Marathon Bomber Denied

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A judge on Wednesday denied requests by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to move his trial out of state and to delay its start, meaning jury selection in will begin Monday in Boston federal court.

U.S. District Court Judge George O’Toole Jr. issued his denials Wednesday and said explanations will be issued later in the day.

Defense lawyers had said it would be impossible to find an impartial jury in Massachusetts given the massive amounts of publicity the case has received. They also said the trial should be delayed so they could better prepare and review enormous amounts of discovery turned over by prosecutors.

Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges connected to the April 2013 explosions at the finish line that killed three and injured more than 260. He faces the death penalty if convicted.

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