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Tsarnaev seeks change of venue in bombing case

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal judge Wednesday to move Tsarnaev’s trial to Washington, D.C., saying a survey they conducted in May shows “an overwhelming presumption of guilt in the District of Massachusetts” and a preference for the death penalty.

The lawyers also argue that the survey shows an “extraordinarily high number of individuals in the potential jury pool who either attended or participated in the 2013 Boston Marathon, or personally know someone who did.”

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