Opening statements in Boston Marathon bombing trial set for next week

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 25, 2015 7:33 PM

BOSTON (Reuters) - Opening statements in the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are set to begin next week, a court official said on Wednesday.

Tsarnaev, 21, is charged with killing three people and injuring 264 others in the April 15, 2013, attack. He faces the possibility of the death penalty if convicted.

Opening statements are slated to begin next Wednesday, March 4, according to a court official, and the judge said the trial could run through June. Jury selection began in early January.

(Reporting by Scott Malone in Boston; Editing by Steve Gorman and Eric Walsh)