Boston bombing trial opens with jury selection

Media outside the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts, where jury selection has begun in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, January 5, 2015The long-awaited trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began Monday with jury selection, 20 months after the shocking attack that killed three at the city’s signature race. Tsarnaev, a 21-year-old Muslim of Chechen origin, faces the death penalty if convicted in federal court for what was the worst act of terror on US soil since the September 11 attacks in 2001.

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