Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Body Will Not Be Buried in Cambridge, Says City Manager

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    Background information is slowly being released on the two suspects who have been identified in the Boston bombings. The men, who are brothers, have been identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19.
By Myles Collier, Christian Post Contributor
May 6, 2013|10:53 am

The body of Boston terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have been recently claimed, but finding a final resting place for the man responsible for killing three people and injuring over 200 is an ongoing problem.

While there has been no formal application for a burial permit, Cambridge City Manager Robert Healey said Tsarnaev will not be buried within the city's limits.

"I have determined that it is not in the best interest of peace within the city to execute a cemetery deed for a plot within the Cambridge Cemetery for the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev," Healey said in a statement.

"The difficult and stressful efforts of the residents of the city of Cambridge to return to a peaceful life would be adversely impacted by the turmoil, protests and wide spread media presence at such an interment," he added.

Tsarnaev, 26, died during a shootout with police on April 19 three days after the bombing and several hours before police finally apprehended his younger brother, Dzhokhar Tamerlan.

Tsarnaev's uncle, Ruslan Tsami, captured headlines when he told reporters that he was ashamed of his nephew. He claimed Tamerlan's body over the weekend and is arranging for burial rites for his nephew, who was Muslim.

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Peter Stefan, a funeral home director in Worcester, Mass., has been trying to find a burial plot for Tamerlan, and revealed the process has been difficult.

He said he had looked for plots in New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts to bury Tsarnaev, but has had not been successful, according to ABC.

"Is he a terrorist? Sure he is a terrorist, but I can't control what he did. But the person is dead, and burying a dead body, that's all it is," Stefan told ABC. "We have to bury this guy. Whatever it is, whoever he is, in this country we bury people."

 

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