Tsarnaev Makes Last Courtroom Stop Before Trial Next Month
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in a Boston federal courtroom Thursday as the last step before his trial next month.By Jamal Andress | December 18, 2014
It's been almost 20 months since the Boston Marathon bombing and more than 16 months since Dzhokar Tsarnaev was last seen in court, but Thursday Tsarnaev appeared in a Boston federal courtroom as the last step before his trial next month.
All reports say the court appearance was brief and uneventful. Tsarnaev's lawyer asked once again for the trial to be moved outside of Boston. The judge has denied the request before but did not rule one way or the other Thursday. Tsarnaev also approved the lawyers representing him to answer "yes" on his behalf when asked if his representation is adequate. (Video via CNN)
Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges related to the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three and injured 260 people. The prosecution is seeking the death penalty.