A judge approved the appointment of the lawyer who represented convicted 1996 Olympics bomber Eric Rudolph to the legal defense team of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.
Lawyers for Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh spent months polling the public and analyzing news reports in search of a more favorable venue for his trial over the attack that killed 168 people, including 19 children.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the former college student accused of bombing the Boston Marathon, lost a court bid to hire a second lawyer experienced in overcoming federal death-penalty cases against Muslim terrorists.
The prosecution of Tucson, Arizona, shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner for murder and attempted murder in an attack on 19 people including Representative Gabrielle Giffords will be moved to a U.S. courthouse there under an agreement between his lawyer and the government.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused terrorist who faces a possible death sentence if he’s convicted of bombing last year’s Boston Marathon, will go to trial Nov. 3, almost a year earlier than his lawyers requested.