Emotions run extremely high when the name Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers, is mentioned.  They only get stronger, especially in Massachusetts,  when the question of where the body of the alleged Boston Marathon bomber should be buried comes up.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev
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Worcester, Massachusetts funeral director Peter Stefan is in a tough spot.  His funeral home currently holds the body of Tsarnaev.  He told CNN this week that he thinks many cemeteries have said no out of fear of reprisals:

I think (the cemeteries that have been asked) probably fear reprisals from people who have loved ones being buried there, people who may potentially buy lots there.  We have to bury this guy.  Whoever this guy is, in this country, we bury people.


Stefan's funeral home, which is about forty miles west of Boston, has been picketed by people who don't want Tsarnaev buried in their community.  According to CNN, one picketer's sign read, "Bury the garbage in the landfill."

Tssarnaev's parents, who live in Dagestan, have not requested their son's body.  His brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is the other alleged Boston Marathon bomber, is currently in a federal prison hospital outside of Boston.

What do you think should be done with his body?  Should he be sent overseas?  In my opinion, he should not be buried anywhere near Boston.  Too much heartache there, which is understandable.


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