Boston Bomber Wants Fans Removed From Outside Courthouse For Fear They Will Prejudice His Case
December 23, 2014
MIM: That Tsarnaev is being put on trial at taxpayers expense is already a travesty of justice for the victims. The United States is at war with radical Islam and there should be special statutes put into place for acts of terrorism. He has pleaded "not guilty" to all the charges against him and his lawyers are claiming he will not get a fair trial in Massachusetts. He has a cult following which was epitomised by a picture of him being put on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine which devoted an extensive article to him attempting to sympathetically portray him as a confused teenager who was under the sway of his older brother.
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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wants his fans moved away from courthouse to stop them spouting conspiracy theories during Boston Marathon bombing trial
Lawyers for Tsarnaev, 21, argue that 'self-appointed supporters' pushing conspiracy theories will prejudice court
The legal team asked a judge to order US Marshals to remove demonstrators from outside the courthouse
The defense has also filed a motion to move the trial out of Massachusetts
Three people were killed and more than 260 injured by blasts caused by two bombs exploded near finish line of Boston Marathon in 2013.
The Boston Marathon bombing suspect set to go on trial in January wants his fans kept away from the courthouse to stop them from spouting conspiracy theories, according to court documents.
Defense lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev submitted documents pleading for a federal judge to remove 'self-appointed supporters' from the steps of the Boston courthouse, Yahoo News reports.
The 21-year-old's legal team argues demonstrators 'advocate various conspiracy theories concerning the marathon bombing, including that the resulting deaths and injuries have somehow been faked as part of a government plot.'
Summary of the 30 counts against Dzhokar Tsarnaev: