Tsarnaev Trial Jury Selection Expected To Start Monday

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit had yet to rule Saturday on a request to delay the trial of alleged Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, which means jury selection for his trial is expected to begin Monday as scheduled. The lawyers filed an emergency petition to delay the trial and move it to a federal court outside Boston on Wednesday, according to the Boston Globe. The court of appeals isn't required to make its decision by Monday. In June 2013, Tsarnaev was indicted on more than 30 counts, including using a weapon of mass destruction. He faces a possible death sentence. Tsarnaev has been held at the federal prison at Fort Devens in Ayer, Mass. since his arrest in late April 2013. At least 1,200 possible jurors have been summoned to appear at a federal courthouse in South Boston next week, according to the Globe. Tsarnaev and his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev allegedly killed three people, blew the legs off 16 others and wounded 260 more with homemade explosives planted at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Tamerlan was killed as the brothers tried to evade capture in Watertown, Mass. shortly after the bombing.

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