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August 8, 2014

Defense Claims Boston Biased Against Accused Bomber

National Law Journal

Attorneys for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev filed a request to move the defendant's trial to Washington. The attorneys' motion cites a political science professor who said "an overwhelming presumption of guilt and prejudgment as to the penalty exists in the District of Massachusetts.”

The defense team's arguments may not hold up. Partner Jeremy Sternberg said: “I’m not sure they’ve got the material to conclude that Boston is so prejudicial that a fair jury couldn't be picked here."

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