Extensive process for potential Boston bombing jurors

Potential jurors in the trial for the accused Boston Marathon bomber will go through an extensive screening process.

By Heather Records

BOSTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will have to answer an extensive questionnaire.

The defense and the prosecution agreed to the screening process on Friday.


The agreement calls for the court to issue 2,000 summonses late this month. That's six weeks before the trial that is set to begin Nov. 3.

This announcement comes as Tsarnaev's defense team is trying to get the trial moved out of Boston.

Tsarnaev, 21, is accused of planting the bombs that killed three people and injured 260 others at the 2013 Boston Marathon. He has pleaded not guilty to the 30 counts against him, 17 of which carry the death penalty.

After potential jurors fill out the questionnaires, the prosecution and defense will have a week to review them.

Jury selection is expected to take several weeks, with the trial lasting several months.

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