Both sides in the federal case against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have agreed to proposed procedures for moving forward with the jury selection process.
There will be 2,000 summonses mailed out to potential jurors. Prosecutors and the defense will then come up with a questionnaire to narrow down the pool. That process is slated to begin on Nov. 3, the date the trial is scheduled to start, when 800 prospective jurors are brought in to fill out the forms.
The judge still needs to agree on the proposed rules, and there is still the question of whether the case will take place in Massachusetts, since Tsarnaev's defense is still pushing to move the trial out of the Boston area. His lawyers are also asking for the start date of the trial to be pushed back, which will affect jury selection.
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Tsarnaev, 21, is accused of planting two homemade bombs with his older brother Tamerlan near the Boston Marathon finish line in Copley Square April 2013, killing three people and injuring more than 260. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a gun battle with police in Watertown just days after the attack.
Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges. If convicted, he could get the death penalty.