Judge Grants Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Trial Delay Request

Trial has been delayed until Jan. 5, 2015

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A federal judge has granted the Boston Marathon bombing suspect's request to delay his trial until January 2015, but denied his request to move the trial out of Boston.

Defense lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had requested moving back the federal trial to September 2015 and changing its venue to Washington, D.C., citing negative pretrial publicity. The judge's delay of the trial pushes it back only until Jan. 5, 2015.

The prosecution argued it would not be fair to the victims of the April 2013 attacks to move the Tsarnaev trial out of Boston.

Tsarnaev is accused of setting off two homemade bombs at the marathon finish line, killing three people and injuring more than 260 others.

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