Conviction of Bombing Suspect’s Friend Came Slowly


Mark Pearlstein suggested that, if Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers seek a change of venue, prosecutors could cite the lengthy jury deliberations needed to convict a friend for aiding Tsarnaev as proof that potential jurors « are not so overwhelmed by the tragic context of the marathon bombings and are actually able to sift through the evidence very carefully » while providing a fair trial.