Jury Selection to Get Underway in Marathon Attacks
BOSTON (AP) — People who lost loved ones or were injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are clamoring for justice as jury selection gets underway in the suspect's trial.
Seating jurors in the federal death penalty case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev begins Monday under tight security in Boston and could take several weeks.
Jurors will be chosen from a pool of about 1,200. They will decide whether Tsarnaev planned and carried out the twin bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260 near the finish line of the race on April 15, 2013.
If they find him guilty, they also will decide whether he should be put to death. Survivors and first responders are among those expected to testify.
Survivor Heather Abbott says her biggest question is: "Why?"
(Story by: Denise Lavoie, Legal Affairs Writer, The Associated Press)