Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will not be in U.S. district court Wednesday.
His lawyers and federal prosecutors will be there to discuss a trial date as well as a pre-trial schedule.
Wednesday’s status hearing will be the first one related to the case since Attorney General Eric Holder said Tsarnaev could face the death penalty, if convicted.
Prosecutors announced two weeks ago that they will seek capital punishment in this case.
Tsarnaev is facing a 30-count federal indictment related to the finish line bombings. He is accused of killing three people and injuring more than 260 on Marathon Monday.
The 20-year-old is also charged with the murder of MIT police officer Sean Collier later that week.
Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.
Defense attorneys say they don't want the trial to begin until at least September of next year.
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