Could Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s corpse get sent back to Russia?

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Suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body, rejected by cemeteries, may wind up in his native Russia even if relatives can’t pay for shipping.

William Breault, a retired maintenance worker in Worcester, Massachusetts, said on Monday he opened a bank account with US$500 as a fund to pay for sending the body away. Tsarnaev’s corpse arrived last week at a funeral parlor near Breault’s home.

“I haven’t slept well since then,” Breault said.

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Peter Stefan, the owner of the Graham Putnam & Mahoney funeral home, which has the body, said he hasn’t been able to find a nearby cemetery willing to inter Tsarnaev.

“Why should we accept him here?” said Breault.

The April 15 bombing killed three and injured more than 260, the highest-profile terrorist attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001. Prosecutors have said Tsarnaev and his younger brother, ethnic Chechens who came to the U.S…

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