(BOSTON) — A jury is expected to be seated Tuesday in the trial of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect.
From a jury pool of nearly 1,400 people, the judge has found 70 that are qualified to sit on the jury.
Lawyers need to select 12 jurors and six alternates to hear the evidence against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Each side can use up to 23 strikes to dismiss potential jurors without giving a reason.
Once seated, prosecutors want the jury to see, among other things, panels of the boat where Tsarnaev was found and where he scrawled a message. Defense attorneys want the jury to see the whole boat.
Tsarnaev was captured inside the boat April 19, 2013, a day after he and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, allegedly executed MIT Police Officer Sean Collier and then led police on a high-speed chase in Watertown, Massachusetts that ended when the brothers allegedly exchanged bullets with police and tossed bombs in the street.
Tamerlan was killed in the firefight and Dzhokhar went on the run for 16 hours.
Days earlier, the brothers allegedly detonated two bombs made of pressure cookers near the finish line of the Boston Marathon April 15, 2013. The blasts killied three people, including an 8-year-old boy, and wounded 260 others. Many of the victims were maimed for life, including 16 people who lost limbs.
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