January 3, 2015

Bloomberg News Boston Bombing Suspect Loses Bid to Delay Trial Over Venue Fight

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston, on Dec. 18, 2014. Source: Jane Flavell Collins via AP Photo

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lost an eleventh hour bid to delay his Jan. 5 trial, as a split federal appeals court rejected his argument that the federal terrorism case should be moved out of Boston.

Tsarnaev has argued the trial should be moved because jurors in Massachusetts will be biased against him, given the severity of the April 2013 attack, which killed three and injured scores of others.

Tsarnaev, 21, faces possible execution if convicted.


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