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This courtroom sketch depicts Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev during arraignment in federal court Wednesday, July 10, 2013 in Boston. (AP/Margaret Small)closemore
This courtroom sketch depicts Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev during arraignment in federal court Wednesday, July 10, 2013 in Boston. (AP/Margaret Small)

A status hearing Wednesday for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lasted less than 30 minutes, but it did establish a critical piece of information.

Judge George O'Toole has set Tsarnaev's trial date for Nov. 3 — almost a year sooner than the defense wanted to start the trial.

WBUR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with a reporter who attended the hearing in federal court.

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Bruce Gellerman, WBUR reporter. He tweets at @AudioBruce.

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WBUR: Judge Sets November Trial Date In Boston Marathon Bombing

  • "Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was given a November trial date over the strenuous objections of his attorneys, who said Wednesday that they won’t have enough time to mount a defense in a terrorism case that carries a possible death penalty."

The Boston Globe: Judge Sets Nov. 3 Trial Date For Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

  • "After the hearing was over, bombing survivor Marc Fucarile, said, 'I think it should be sooner. Why not? Everybody should be on the same page. It’s pretty cut and dry with the evidence. Don’t waste anybody’s time.'"

Sacha Pfeiffer Host, All Things Considered
Sacha Pfeiffer was formerly the host of WBUR's All Things Considered.

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