June 11, 2014 3:07 pm

Boston Marathon bombing suspect to ask that his trial be moved outside Boston

This file photo provided Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged with using a weapon of mass destruction in the bombings on April 15, 2013 near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Federal Bureau of Investigation/AP Photo

BOSTON – Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say they plan to ask a judge to move his trial outside Boston.

In a court filing Wednesday, Tsarnaev’s lawyers say they intend to file a venue-change motion, but they say they need to do additional expert analysis of “media surrounding this case” before filing the request.

The defence is asking the judge to extend the deadline to file the motion from June 18 to Aug 3.

Authorities say Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, planted two pressure cooker bombs near the finish line of the 2013 marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 260.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges and is awaiting a trial scheduled to begin in November.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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