Accused Boston Bomber to Seek Change of Trial Venue


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the young man accused in the Boston Marathon terror bomb attacks, plans to seek a change of venue, reports the Boston Globe. Tsarnaev's attorneys filed a motion in US District Court in Boston Wednesday seeking more time to file a motion for a change of venue. The attorneys said “additional and detailed expert analysis of the venue research and media surrounding this case is required to support a motion to change venue.”

Tsarnaev, 20, faces a host of charges in the April 15, 2013, bombings near the Boston Marathon finish line that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Tsarnaev allegedly placed the twin backpack bombs, acting in concert with his 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan. The two brothers also allegedly killed an MIT police officer. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed several days after the bombings in a confrontation with police. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured later the same day. He also faces state charges in the MIT officer's murder.

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