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Boston Marathon bomber trial delayed two months, judge rules
Boston Marathon bomber trial delayed two months, judge rules

The federal judge overseeing the case of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev agreed Wednesday evening to delay the trial start date for two months, but rejected a defense request to move the case out of the Boston area. U.S. District Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. issued the orders after a long pretrial battle between defense lawyers and government prosecutors over when and where the trial should be held. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured when two pressure cooker bombs hidden in backpacks were left near the finish line of the annual marathon in April 2013. Defense lawyers had sought a longer delay of the trial, originally set to begin Nov. 3. They said...

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