BOSTON — Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been warned to stay away from this year’s marathon and any events related to the anniversary of the 2013 attack.

Judge George O’Toole Jr. called jurors into court Tuesday to give them the warning as they wait for the penalty phase of the trial to begin April 21. The judge says the penalty phase is expected to last about four weeks.

Last week, Tsarnaev was convicted of all 30 charges against him.

During the penalty phase, the same jury will be asked to decide if Tsarnaev should be sentenced to death or spend his life in prison.

Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when two bombs exploded at the 2013 marathon.


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