Tamerlan's Undertaker: 'I'm Not Honoring a Terrorist'
Owner of Worcester funeral home believes everyone deserves decent burial
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 3, 2013 2:31 PM CDT
Protesters stand outside afuneral home in North Attleborough, Mass, where a vehicle believed to be carrying the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev arrived Thursday. The body has since been moved.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(Newser) – Burying Tamerlan Tsarnaev isn't for the faint of heart—protesters gathered last night around a funeral home where the Boston bomber's body was initially taken after the state released it—but Peter Stefan is determined to do it. "I'm not honoring a terrorist," Stefan tells the Worcester Telegram. "I'm just burying a body." Stefan owns the Graham Putnam & Mahoney funeral parlor in Worcester, which routinely buries the poor, friendless, and unwanted.

"I go back to the time when Lee Harvey Oswald died; somebody buried him. Timothy McVeigh, somebody handled that," Stefan tells WBZ. "I mean, we bury the dead." Of course, the family still needs to find a cemetery that will take Tsarnaev, which is proving tricky. They're also trying to commission their own independent autopsy. The official autopsy's cause of death won't be released until the death certificate has been filed with the Boston city clerk, CNN reports.

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MaximusFubaris
May 5, 2013 4:31 AM CDT
Okay now! The Earth has numerous volcanoes, some active, some not. So why not take these unwanted bodies of terrorists, murderers, rapists, aka; The Scum of the Earth, and fly them over in a military cargo chopper/plane, and drop the worthless corpse into an active volcano, like Killimanjaro over in Hawaii, while she's spurting lava out her top, and incinerate that POS, and rid the world of such vermin? I mean, they are going straight to Hell anyhow, just give them a headstart!
YetAnotherCollegeKid
May 4, 2013 11:37 PM CDT
All that's left is a body, no matter what religion or lack thereof you subscribe to. Bury it, burn it, doesn't make a damn bit of difference to the former occupant. People taking time out of their lives to protest the burial is bizarre, and not a great sign for the quality of said lives.
morass
May 4, 2013 2:01 PM CDT
So where are these protestors when serial killers,gang-bangers,bank robbers etc get a proper burial.