Judge will hear Boston Marathon bomber’s arguments for new trial

Sunday November 29th, 2015

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s arguments for a new trial will be heard by a judge, reports the Associated Press. 

A federal court hearing will be held Tuesday to hear Tsarnaev’s request, which calls for a new trial in a different location. His original trial was held in Boston, which the defense argues could not be objective.

Tsarnaev was convicted of over thirty charges earlier this year, including four for murder, as well as charges of using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death. Tsarnaev was sentenced to death after his conviction.

Tsarnaev and his brother killed three people and injured 260 more after placing bombs at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. During the trial, Tsarnaev admitted to placing the bombs, but said his brother planned the entire attack.  

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