Court Denies Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's 4th Change of Venue Motion | NECN
Tsarnaev Trial

Tsarnaev Trial

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death

Court Denies Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's 4th Change of Venue Motion

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Court Denies Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's 4th Change of Venue Motion
    Art Lien

    The United States District Court denied the fourth change of venue motion filed Monday by lawyers for the surviving accused Boston Marathon bomber, just days before opening statements are slated to begin in the trial.

    In addition, the court denied the defense motion to dismiss Tsarnaev's indictment. 

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers argue in this motion and earlier motions have argued it isn't possible for their client to receive a fair trial in Boston. In this latest filing, they say that the voir dire of prospective jurors hasn't cured any presumptive prejudice in the case.

    Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to planting two bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three people and injuring more than 260 others. His older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed in a shooting between authorities days later in nearby Watertown.

    Opening statements are slated to begin Wednesday at 9 a.m. 

    For up-to-the-minute news and weather, be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Sign up for our new breaking news email alerts by clicking here and download our free apps here.