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Tsarnaev Trial

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death

Phase 2 of Jury Selection to Begin in Tsarnaev Trial

The judge, Tsarnaev's attorneys and prosecutors will begin questioning prospective jurors in the case Thursday

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    Phase 2 of Jury Selection to Begin in Tsarnaev Trial
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    In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

    Phase 2 of jury selection in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is set to begin this week.

    The judge, Tsarnaev's attorneys and prosecutors will begin questioning prospective jurors in the case Thursday.

    Last week, more than 1,350 people filled out 28-page juror questionnaires. Those will be used to weed out people with obvious conflicts.

    During individual questioning, prospective jurors are expected to be asked about their backgrounds, their feelings about the death penalty and whether they have already formed an opinion about Tsarnaev.

    Third & Final Day of Tsarnaev Jury Selection

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    After three days, six sessions and roughly 1,350 prospective jurors, Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has likely been introduced to the 18 men and women who will make up the jury of 12 plus six alternates who will decide his fate.
    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015)

    The 21-year-old Tsarnaev is accused of carrying out twin bombings near the finish line of the 2013 marathon. Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured. He is also accused in the fatal shooting of an MIT police officer.

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