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Trial venue change, as sought in Boston Marathon case, is rare
Trial venue change, as sought in Boston Marathon case, is rare

Defendants in high-profile criminal cases often look to move their trials to another county or state as a way of improving the odds of finding jurors who are not already inclined to believing they are guilty. The most recent case in point: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of planting bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013. The bombing, which killed three and injured more than 260 people, touched almost everyone who lived anywhere near Boston. The city was locked down during a fierce manhunt for Tsarnaev and his brother, who died while attempting to flee. Can an impartial jury be impaneled in Boston? No, say Tsarnaev’s lawyers, who have sought a change of venue. But...

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