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Boston Marathon Bombing (2013)
Boston Marathon bombing trial expected to begin March 4
Boston Marathon bombing trial expected to begin March 4

Enough potential jurors have qualified for the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that final jury selection can begin Tuesday, with opening statements expected to follow the next day, a court official announced Wednesday. Defense lawyers for Tsarnaev, however, have repeatedly requested that the proceeding be halted or moved out of the Boston area, contending that impartial jurors cannot be found so close to the site of the terrorist attack. An appellate court heard arguments on their request this month but has yet to rule. If the appeals court does not intervene, and if final jury selection proceeds without a hitch, the prosecution and the defense will make...

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