The suspect of the tragic terrorist attack in Boston fears he wont get a fair trial. The Boston bomber suspect asks to move trial after comparison to Islamic State. He argues that a parallels made between him and the Islamic terrorists might turn jurors and media against him during the trial.
ISIS stands for the Sunni Muslim insurgent group which has become famous around the world for its cold blooded beheadings and mass executions in Iraq and Syria. The defense lawyer said, rumors that have connected Tsarnaev, 21 years old to this group have slimmed down his chances of getting a fair trial in Boston.
The attorneys have demanded that the trial scheduled for the 5th of January in Boston federal court, to be delayed and moved to Washington or New York.
A demand of this type could last up to four months. According to the defense lawyer things might heat up if the trial overlaps with the anniversary of the marathon bombing.
“The media periodically tie those events and Mr. Tsarnaev to new perceived threats such as ISIS,” defense lawyer William Fick said in the filing
The earlier requests from September this year, of moving the trial to another city have been denied. But now the reports and references of Tsarnaev to the Islamic State, have given the defense a justified second request. Also the defense lawyer is using a the McVeigh case, a precedent case, similar to this one.
If found guilty and convicted Tsarnaev faces a possible death sentence.
The Boston Marathon bombings were a series of attacks at the beginning of April 15 2013, when 2 bombs exploded near the finish line on Boylston Street, during the Boston Marathon. 3 people have been killed and other 264 injured. Two suspects were identified in that day, brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed during the gunfight and was declared dead at the scene.
Apparently Tsarnaev would have stated that him and his brother have learned to build a bomb from an online magazine of an al-Qaeda affiliate and that after bombing Boston him and his brother were planing to travel to New York and bomb Times Square.
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