A federal judge has denied the latest in a series of requests by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense attorneys to delay the Boston Marathon bombing suspect’s trial. Tsarnaev’s lawyers asked late Tuesday if jury selection, which has already begun, could be suspended for at least a month due to the recent Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris. The attorneys argued that the recent attacks, which have sparked media outrage around the world, were similar enough to the accused’s crimes that they may influence potential jury members.

Judge George A. O’Toole did not hestitate to turn down the request however, saying that his detailed reviews of juror questionnaires confirms “my judgment that a fair and impartial jury can and will be chosen to determine the issues in this case.”

The judge’s denial comes after earlier attempts by Tsarnaev’s defense team to delay the trail in order to secure a change of venue. In previous motions they have argued that due to the high-profile nature of the suspect’s crimes, committed in April of 2013, a non-biased jury would be hard to find in Boston. Earlier this month they argued that “every member of the jury pool is, in effect, an actual victim of the charged offenses.”

“The trial itself is set to take place at the Federal Courthouse in Boston, less than two miles from the Marathon finish line,” Tsarnaev’s attorneys pointed out in a motion filed with the First Circuit Court of Appeals. “The nature and ongoing community impact of the Marathon bombing and its aftermath, and the extensive prejudicial and emotional publicity that this sequence of crimes generated, take this case outside the realm of other high-profile murder cases, and make it clear that a change of venue is required to effectuate Mr. Tsarnaev’s right to a fair trial in a fair tribunal.”

Despite the attempts of Tsarnaev’s team to delay jury selection, the process began last week at Boston’s federal courthouse where over 1,300 perspective jurors filled out questionnaires. Those chosen to move on to the next phase will be interviewed, a process that could begin as soon as this week.