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Status conference for Boston bombing suspect
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will ask a judge to discuss the timeline and procedure for prosecutors to decide whether to seek the death penalty.
The status conference is being held Monday in federal court.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will ultimately decide whether to seek the federal death penalty, but the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston will make a recommendation.
Tsarnaev is accused in twin bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260 others near the finish line of the April 15 marathon.
He's also accused of killing a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer while on the run three days later.