Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Opening statements today in Marathon bombing trial

The long-awaited trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is set to begin Wednesday with opening statements in federal court in Boston, the start of what could be the most complete official recounting yet of the Boston Marathon bombings that forever changed the city nearly two years ago.

US District Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. completed the nearly two-month-long process of seating 12 jurors and six alternates Tuesday morning, and defense lawyers appeared ready for a trial in which they will present Tsarnaev as a reluctant participant in the fatal bombings. The defense lawyers’ goal: to save him from the death penalty.

More:  http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/03/03/one-last-step-left-before-jury-chosen-for-tsarnaev-trial/Hx4nzkIRkFCNaoSrVPjxtJ/story.html

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