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Judge won't delay Boston Marathon bombing trial slated to begin Monday

The trial for alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is slated to begin Monday after a federal judge denied a motion to delay jury selection on Friday.

The defense attorneys had asked on Wednesday to delay the trial and change the venue. Holding such a prominent trial so close to the attack site in Boston means "every member of the jury pool is, in effect, an actual victim of the charged offenses," ABC reports the attorneys said.

Tsarnaev is accused of working with his brother Tamerlan, who was killed in a police shootout, to set off a pair of bombs at the 2013 marathon finish line that killed three and injured more than 260 others.