You’ve probably noticed the helicopters circling over the Southie Waterfront on Monday morning. Well, the trial for alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev begins on Monday with the jury selection at the Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse.
Tsarnaev is accused of detonating two pressure cooker bombs near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring over 260. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the case due to the “heinous, cruel and depraved manner” of the charges.
The jury selection is expected to be a slow process with a list more than 1,200 names finalized to 12 jurors and six alternates. According to The Boston Globe, testimony will probably not begin until February and a verdict most likely in late spring or early summer.