BOSTON – Jury selection is set to resume Monday in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).
Judge George O'Toole Jr. questioned about 80 people over six days. He has not revealed how many of them have been dismissed, but many prospective jurors said they could not be impartial because they already believe Tsarnaev is guilty. Others said they could not impose the death penalty. Still others said they haven't formed an opinion about Tsarnaev and could consider both life in prison or the death penalty.
The 21-year-old Tsarnaev is charged with 30 federal crimes, including 17 crimes that carry the possibility of the death penalty. He has pleaded not guilty.
Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured in the 2013 bombing.