It’s official: Barring an unlikely ruling by the First Circuit to move the trial out of Boston, opening arguments will finally commence next week.
Thurs., Feb. 26 – No court
Fri., Feb. 27 – No court
Mon., March 2 (10 a.m. ET) – Hearing on pending motions
Tues., March 3 (10 a.m.) – Peremptory challenges to narrow jury from 70 to 18 (12 jurors plus 6 alternates)
Wed., March 4 (9 a.m.) – Start of opening arguments
As usual, please be praying for God’s hand over this trial, that what happens is ultimately what is fair and just and what He knows Jahar needs in order to come to faith in Christ. Be praying that God would be working on Jahar’s heart and opening his eyes to the truth of the Gospel. And please don’t forget to be praying for the victims. The trial is bound to reopen a lot of wounds, particularly when graphic images are shared during testimony.
If you’re interested in live tweets during the trial, remember to follow the Twitter list we compiled with various journalists on it.