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Jury selection begins in case linked to marathon bombings

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SOUTH BOSTON (WHDH) -  With the first trial connected to the Boston Marathon bombing set to begin next week hundreds of people were called to the Federal courthouse in South Boston as potential jurors.

Azamat Tazhayakov is one of several friends of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who authorities believe removed items from Tsarnaev’s dorm room after the bombing.

On Monday more 225 jurors listened to the judge explain the case to them then left with a questionnaire and specific instructions not to talk to their family, friends or the media about the case.

Another 200 potential jurors will file through the courthouse Tuesday. The judge and lawyers are expecting to spend the rest of the week picking a 12-person jury and several alternates.
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