The trial of suspected
In a status hearing Wednesday, Judge George O'Toole said the date was fair. Defense attorneys had asked for a trial date no earlier than September 2015. Tsarnaev was not present at the hearing.
In a motion filed Monday, defense attorneys said they have repeatedly asked for additional information from the government, but the requests are outstanding. Additionally, they said they have not had the opportunity to review nearly 2,000 items that are still being analyzed by the
Last month, U.S. Atty. Gen.
In a motion notifying the court of the intention to seek the death penalty, the government said Tsarnaev “intentionally killed” victims
There was no mention of Tsarnaev’s brother,
Tsarnaev is being represented by a team of lawyers, including Judy Clarke, who is currently in private practice in San Diego. Clarke has also defended Unabomber Ted Kaczynski and
The defense said it planned to challenge the government's intent to seek the death penalty and also ask for a change of venue.
The trial is expected to last about three months, prosecutors said.
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