Recap: 3-Judge Panel Denies Defense Request In Tsarnaev Trial

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Only a few days before the start of opening arguments in the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a divided federal appeals court has denied a petition to move the trial away from Boston.

Defense attorneys for Tsarnaev have insisted that because of overwhelmingly prejudicial pretrial publicity, he cannot get a fair trial in eastern Massachusetts.

The opinion of the three judge panel, with judges split 2-1, was released late Friday night. WBUR's David Boeri, who is covering the trial, explains the ruling.

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This segment aired on February 28, 2015.


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David Boeri Senior Reporter
Now retired, David Boeri was a senior reporter at WBUR.



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