BOSTON -- A judge has set a November trial date for Boston Marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Judge George O'Toole Jr. said Wednesday in U.S. District Court that he has set the trial for Nov. 3.
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Several of the 260 people injured in the terrorist attack are in the courtroom for the hearing. Tsarnaev is not.
His lawyers had asked for a trial date no earlier than September 2015. Prosecutors want the trial this fall.
They allege that the 20-year-old Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, planted two homemade pressure cooker bombs near the marathon's finish line last April. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died following a shootout with police.
Prosecutors announced last month they will seek the death penalty against Tsarnaev, who has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal counts.