Paris attacks could prompt new bid to delay Tsarnaev trial

By The Associated Press 

BOSTON (AP) _ Legal analysts say the terror attacks in Paris could provide new grounds for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers to argue that his trial should be delayed and perhaps moved outside of Boston.

Defense lawyers and jury consultants say the pall cast by the attacks in Paris last week could make it even more difficult to pick an impartial jury with the new terror attack fresh in the minds of prospective jurors.

Jury selection began last week and is set to resume Thursday.

Tsarnaev’s lawyers have tried repeatedly to delay the start of the trial and move its location. But the judge has so far rejected their requests.

Legal experts say the defense could argue a delay is needed until the immediate impact of the Paris attacks fades.

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