Federal prosecutors have urged a judge to reject a request by lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to strike one of the aggravating factors used to argue he deserves the death penalty.
Testimony zeroing in on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s late brother’s wife raised questions about what she knew before the 2013 attacks.
Following the 119th Boston Marathon, focus will shift back to the Tsarnaev trial as it progresses to the sentencing phase.
Jurors in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are set to return to court so the judge can review the schedule for the second phase.
A ballistics expert has testified that 56 bullets were fired at police in Watertown during a violent confrontation with the Boston Marathon bombers days after the 2013 attack.
Todashev was killed at his Orlando, Florida, apartment about a month after the marathon bombings.
Two prospective jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have expressed sympathy for him.
A court official says the process of questioning potential jurors in the federal trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could be wrapped up by the end of next week.
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.
It’s perhaps the most closely watched federal death penalty case since Timothy McVeigh.