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While both the U.S. District Court and the Court of Appeals have rejected the requests to relocate the Tsarnaev trial, Law School faculty members see reason behind them.
The trial of the alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began on Wednesday morning at the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse in South Boston. The trial is expected to last several months as the defense attempts to persuade the jurors to forgo the death penalty.
Members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev legal defense team walk into the Moakley Federal Courthouse Tuesday morning for the selection of the final jury for Tsarnaev’s trial. A total of 18 jurors were selected to try Tsarnaev on 30 counts in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013, as well as the shooting of MIT police officer Sean Collier on April 18, 2013.
Eight men and 10 women will determine the fate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has plead not guilty to 30 charges in connection with bombings that killed three and injured more than 260 on April 15, 2013.
For Muri, the ‘Boston Strong’ slogan seemed especially applicable.
Joey Phillips of Cuyahoga Falls, USA pauses at mile 21 after reaching the summit of Heartbreak Hill at the 2014 Boston Marathon.
Military Policeman, Derek Wilcox, stands guard. The course had heightened security this year because of the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Roy Knopp of the USA receives high fives from Boston College students. Every year, multiple colleges throughout Boston give students Marathon Monday off from classes.
Runners push through the course as they come off Heartbreak Hill with five miles to go to the finish line.
Spectators film marathon runners using a GoPro Camera as they cheer from the sidelines of the marathon.
Numerous spectators and runners said that the patriotic spirit and determination following last year’s tragedy made the 2014 marathon particularly memorable.