Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this undated FBI handout photo.
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By NBC News
December 23, 2014

Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bomb suspect on Tuesday renewed their request to delay the start of the trial — now scheduled to begin Jan. 5 with jury selection — until September 2015.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attorneys say they’ve been overwhelmed with material from prosecutors, are finding it difficult to research Tsarnaev’s family overseas, and are worried that the jury could end up deliberating around the second anniversary of the blast that killed three and injured more than 260.

“Given the ubiquity and intensity of anniversary news coverage and related public activities, even the most conscientious jurors are likely to be exposed…

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