The Associated Press

Judge Extends Deadline In Marathon Bombing Case

BOSTON — A judge has granted a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for a later deadline for the defense to decide whether to ask to move the trial out of Boston.

Tsarnaev’s lawyers had argued a Feb. 28 deadline was premature because U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder isn’t expected to announce if prosecutors will seek the death penalty until late January. The lawyers also said the judge’s rulings on other motions could affect whether they decide to seek a venue change.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge George O’Toole Jr. vacated the Feb. 28 deadline. He didn’t immediately set a new deadline.

Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to a 30-count federal indictment, including a charge of using a weapon of mass destruction.

The April 15 bombing killed three people and wounded more than 260.

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  • William Malcolm Glenn

    i support Jahar being released ASAP.

  • William Malcolm Glenn

    ..4 full-time duty…

  • gardenia

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was a member of a group of assassins. May he and his compatriots spend the remainder of their lives in total isolation. I wish them long lives in a safely, locked ward. No reading materials, no one to talk to. Nutritious food to prolong their lives in SOLITARY. This shmuck was filmed as he killed. May his life be long and miserable.

  • William Malcolm Glenn

    your flag has been captured dodohead…what’s the hangup?

  • William Malcolm Glenn
  • gardenia

    I absolutely would refuse the death penalty for this misguided Islamist ? Taliban member? May he live a long and healthy life in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT. NO VISITORS, no reading materials. Lonely, forever!

  • gardenia

    He was photographed placing his clever bombs where they could do incredible damage. He and his brother were Islamic terrorists. Plus his insane mother blamed it on the FBI. Wake up and face the music. It is very ugly.

  • William Malcolm Glenn

    gardenia, you sound like a real smartass…what’s your take on ReThink911.org?

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