Members of the media wait outside federal court, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Boston, on the first day of the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
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Juror questionnaire released in Boston Marathon trial


Do you feel your siblings had a positive or negative influence on you? Do you understand Russian, Chechen or Arabic? Where do you get your news?

Those were just a few of the 101 questions prospective jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial were given back in January to help with the jury selection process. U.S. District Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. released the 28-page questionnaire on Tuesday. According to the Boston Globe, the questionnaire had been sealed since jurors filled them out.

The Globe also reports that O’Toole used the questionnaire to select 256 prospective jurors, and qualified 75 individuals as “suitable to serve on the final panel.” 

The trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev is currently in its third week. Tsarnaev faces 30 charges, several which carry the possibility of the death penalty.