Alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who faces a federal trial next month that could lead to his execution, looked relaxed Thursday when he appeared before a judge in a Boston courtroom, the first time he has been seen in public more than a year.

Tsarnaev, 21, who is accused in the April 2013 terror bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others, wore a shirt, dark sweater, and slacks during his appearance under tight security in US District Court.

In response to a series of queries from O’Toole, including whether he was satisfied with his defense team, Tsarnaev responded with one-word answers — yes or no — and ultimately said he was indeed satisfied with his lawyers.

Tsarnaev, along with his late brother, Tamerlan, is accused of setting off two bombs near the Marathon finish line on April 15, 2013. Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed during a firefight several days later with police in Watertown. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev escaped, but was wounded and captured later the same day.

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