Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tsarnaev lawyers seek trial delay after Paris attacks

Lawyers for alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal judge Tuesday to suspend juror selections in the case, citing the potential for the jury pool to be prejudiced by the recent terror attacks in France.

The attacks in France over three days from Jan. 7-9 left 17 people dead and had similarities to the bombings two years ago in Boston: They were allegedly set off by two brothers, claiming vengeance for fellow Muslims, and they sent a region into days of terror.

Tsarnaev’s lawyers argued that it will already be difficult to empanel an impartial jury in Boston, just under two years after the Marathon attacks in the same city.

More:  https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/01/13/tsarnaev-lawyers-seek-trial-delay-wake-paris-attacks/MElGb1AtYleaVjaAAK7KwN/story.html

“Motion to Suspend Jury Selection” filed late Tuesday, U.S District Court of Massachusetts:  https://www.themarshallproject.org/documents/1502182-motion-to-suspend-jury-selection

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