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Where to bury Tsarnaev

Monday, May 06, 2013 - 01:18

May 6 - Controversy surrounds the burial place of the Boston bombing suspect who was killed. Julie Noce reports.

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As authorities continue their investigation of the deadly Boston Marathon bombing, the funeral home that prepared the body of suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has a unique problem. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FUNERAL HOME OWNER PETER STEFAN SAYING "...we have to bury this guy, whatever it is, whoever it is. In this country, we bury people." But no one wants him. The funeral home owner says he can't find a cemetary willing to take the body. Protesters have been gathering outside the funeral home demanding Tsarnaev's body be sent back to Russia, where he was born. (SOUNDBITE) (English) HERBERT ROBBINS, PROTESTER, SAYING: "What he did was not right, and he shouldn't even be in America. They should send him back home where he came from." So far none of Tsarnaev's relatives have stepped up to claim the body- neither his wife, who still lives in the U.S. nor his parents, back in Chechnya. His uncle is the only one handling issue, and says his nephew belongs in the U.S. (SOUNDBITE) (English) RUSLAN TSARNI, SUSPECTS' UNCLE SAYING : "...the reality is a home country was indeed Cambridge, Massachusetts- the last 10 years." The funeral home owner has said he'll eventually ask the federal government for help. Three people died and more than 200 injured in the attack- the worst on U.S. soil since the September 11th attacks.

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Where to bury Tsarnaev

Monday, May 06, 2013 - 01:18