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In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, third from right, is depicted with his lawyers and U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr., right. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)
In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, third from right, is depicted with his lawyers and U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr., right. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)
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The terrorism trial of accused Boston Marathon Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be the focus Thursday morning in two separate courtrooms on different floors of the federal courthouse in Boston.

On the lower floor, federal Judge George O'Toole will begin the 21st day of selecting a jury.

Meanwhile, several floors up, a panel of judges in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments from defense attorneys who say Tsarnaev cannot get a fair trial in Boston. The lawyers want the court to order Judge O'Toole to move the trial elsewhere.

WBUR's David Boeri has been covering the contentious trial throughout and he joins Morning Edition to discuss what is expected to be a dramatic hearing.

To hear the full report, click on the audio player above.

This segment aired on February 19, 2015.

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