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Judge approves separate trials for Tsarnaev associates

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Three associates of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in court Tuesday where I judge ruled on several motions by the defense attorneys.

Dias Kadyrbayev, Azamat Tazhayakov and Robel Phillipos were original scheduled to appear at trial together, but the judge ruled the three would all appear in separate trials with different juries.

Kadyrbayev’s trial will begin June 30, the other two will start their trials in September.

Defense attorneys also asked that the trial be moved out of state because they are worried about getting a fair jury, but the judge also denied that request.

The judge said if a jury cannot be found in Boston the trial will be moved to a federal court in Springfield.

Defense lawyers have several more motions they wish to present before the judge, including one asking for statements from their clients to be thrown out.
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