BOSTON – Jury selection has been postponed in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).
The U.S. District Court in Boston will be closed on Monday due to a prolonged snowstorm expected to dump up to two feet of new snow on the socked-in region. Jury selection should resume Tuesday.
On Friday, Judge George O'Toole Jr. said the court has made "substantial progress" toward finding 70 potential jurors as he seeks to empanel 12 jurors and six alternatives. The jury will decide whether Tsarnaev is guilty and then determine whether he gets the death penalty. O'Toole has questioned 157 prospective jurors so far.
Tsarnaev, 21, has pleaded not guilty to detonating two bombings near the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013. Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured.