Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber want jury selection suspended over Paris attacks
BOSTON, Mass. (AP) - Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are asking a judge to suspend jury selection in his trial for at least a month because of the terror attacks in France.
The filing late Tuesday says a delay would allow time for "the extraordinary prejudice" from the attacks last week and the comparisons to the 2013 marathon bombing to diminish.
Jury selection began last week and is set to resume Thursday.
Tsarnaev's lawyers have tried repeatedly to delay the start of the trial and move its location. But the judge has so far rejected their requests.