Tsarnaev lawyers trying to get trial postponed, moved to D.C.

Say accused Marathon bomber cannot get a fair trial in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are back in court to ask that their client’s trial be postponed and moved out of Massachusetts.

Defense lawyers say Tsarnaev can’t get a fair trial in Boston and want proceedings moved to Washington D.C.

They also want the trial scheduled to start in November postponed.

Federal prosecutors are opposed to moving the trial.

Authorities say Tsarnaev and his older brother set off the two pressure cooker bombs at the marathon finish line in 2013, killing three people and injuring more than 260. His brother was killed during a shootout with police days after the explosion.

Tsarnaev faces the death penalty if convicted. He has pleaded not guilty.

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