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Sep 12, 2014 4:22 PM

Boston bomb case lawyers want 2,000 jury summonses

The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Boston Marathon bombing trial say they will need to summon 2,000 people to pick a jury.

The two sides say they have an agreement on jury selection.

To pick 12 jurors and 6 alternates, the lawyers want the court to issue summonses to 2,000 people about six weeks before the Nov. 3 trial. The two sides then hope to pare that list down to 800 people who will be asked to fill out questionnaires. With the judge's approval, they would further whittle down that list to 70 potential jurors.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is accused of detonating two bombs at the 2013 marathon along with his now-deceased brother, killing three people and injuring about 260 others. He could face the death penalty if convicted.


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