May 6 - Massachusetts funeral home owner says Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body should be sent to Russia for burial. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Massachusetts funeral home owner Peter Stefan says that the body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev should be sent back to his family in Russia.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) FUNERAL HOME OWNER PETER STEFAN SAYING:
"I think it would be, for everybody, I think if he could get back to Russia, for everybody, for his parents, for his uncle, that would eliminate all the problems. It's done and over with. At this point, I have done all I can do. The body has been washed and so forth, it's ready for burial."
Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout with police four days after the attack on the Boston Marathon left three dead and 264 injured.
His wife Katherine Russell, declined to pick up his body, allowing his relatives to claim the remains and arrange for a funeral. But there are few takers in the US.
SOUNDBITE) (English) FUNERAL HOME OWNER PETER STEFAN SAYING:
"His mother, being his mother, regardless of what he has done, obviously she would like to have him back and the father too. It wouldn't matter what he's done and I think it would put an end to it all."
Tamerlan and his brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, are suspected of planting and detonating two pressure-cooker bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15.
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