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Bombing Suspect’s Lawyers Make 2nd Venue Change Push

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers say an expert found Mass. residents have an overwhelming presumption of his guilt

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Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are making a second push to move his trial to Washington, D.C.

Tsarnaev's lawyers filed new materials Thursday to support a change of venue request they made in June. They say a defense expert who analyzed polling data and media coverage found among Massachusetts residents that there is an overwhelming presumption he's guilty, and claim people living in D.C. are less likely to assume his guilt.

Twenty-one-year-old Tsarnaev is awaiting a November trial on federal charges in the deadly attack. He has pleaded not guilty, and could face the death penalty if convicted.

Federal authorities say he and his older, deceased brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, placed two pressure cooker bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line in Copley Square on Marathon Monday in 2013, killing three people and injuring more than 260 others. 

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