BOSTON – Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense team has again asked a judge to postpone his trial given that he faces the death penalty.

In a filing Monday, defense lawyers said given the volume of documentation and evidence in the case, more time is needed to prepare.

Defense lawyers also said the government hasn’t handed over all documents requested and Tsarnaev deserves the most thorough defense possible because he faces death.

Defense lawyers say “we face a situation where Mr. Tsaranev is being afforded substantially less time to prepare than the vast majority of defendants in federal capital cases.”

Jury selection is currently scheduled to begin Jan. 5.

Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty for his role in the April 2013 bombings that killed three and injured more than 260.

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