Individual questioning of potential jurors was delayed by a couple of hours.
The process is designed to weed out jurors who have strong feelings for or against the death penalty
Defense lawyers filed a third motion to move the Boston Marathon bombing trial, and the judge said the defense using excerpts from juror questionnaires in its motion was “improper.”
A federal judge has criticized lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for publicly releasing portions of confidential juror questionnaires.
The defense says too many prospective juror’s believe Tsarnaev is guilty.
A court official said that the estimated January 26 start date in the Boston Marathon bombing trial is “not realistic.”
Jury selection has resumed in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
The focus of the Boston Marathon bombing trial figures to be as much on what punishment Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face as on his responsibility for the attack.
As the second phase of jury selection began Thursday, the judge and attorneys heard from a man who said he believes Tsarnaev is guilty, another who said he could never impose the death penalty and a third whose wife treated bombing victims.
A judge ruled that jury selection will continue as scheduled, rejecting a bid to delay the Boston Marathon bombing trial as a result of the Paris terror attacks.