Boston suspect asks for trial delay until September

This undated image released by the FBI shows Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is the subject of an April 19, 2013 manhunt in the Boston areaLawyers for Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Tuesday requested a further postponement to his highly anticipated terrorism trial, due to begin with jury selection on January 5. In court papers filed at the US district court in the northeastern city of Boston, just two weeks before jury selection is due to commence, his legal team requested a September 2015 start. Tsarnaev faces the death penalty if convicted over the April 15, 2013 attacks on the Boston Marathon that killed three people and wounded 264 — the worst such incident in the US since 9/11.

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