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.
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.
Lines formed outside a Boston courtroom hours before Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of the first deadly terrorist bombing in the U.S. since Sept. 11, 2001, is to enter a plea on charges he killed three Boston Marathon spectators and shot a police officer to death.
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.
Jared Lee Loughner , accused of attempting to kill U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and two of her aides during a Jan. 8 shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona, pleaded not guilty in a Phoenix courtroom.