Judge Rejects Motion To Make Public Juror’s Names In Tsarnaev Trial
A judge has rejected a motion by The Boston Globe to publicly release the names of jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.
Judge George O'Toole Jr.'s ruling Monday came more than three months after a federal jury convicted DzhokharTsarnaev in the deadly 2013 attack and voted in favor of the death penalty.
O'Toole said the jurors' names will eventually be made public, but said they will remain sealed while Tsarnaev's motion for a new trial is pending.
Tsarnaev's lawyers argued in a motion filed last week that he deserves a new trial in a different location where jurors will be impartial.
O'Toole said the defense has asked to examine the jurors' social media activity. He said disclosing juror identities while the motion is pending ``will very likely interfere with the integrity of the proceedings.''