Tamerlan's Cause of Death Revealed
Funeral home owner reads from death certificate
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2013 5:34 AM CDT
IA 2010 photo of Tamerlan Tsarnaev.   (AP Photo/The Lowell Sun, Julia Malakie)

(Newser) – The death certificate of Tamerlan Tsarnaev apparently will hold no surprises. While Massachusetts officials have yet to release it publicly, the owner of the Worcester funeral home with his body said it lists the cause of death as "gunshot wounds of torso and extremities" and "blunt trauma to head and torso," reports CNN. That gibes with what authorities have previously said: Tamerlan was hit by police bullets and run over by Dzhokhar as the younger brother fled their shootout in a stolen SUV. The certificate lists the time of death as 1:35am on April 19, reports AP.

The funeral home, meanwhile, is still striking out in finding a cemetery willing to take the body. "There’s a fear there,” owner Peter Stefan of the Graham Putnam and Mahoney funeral parlor tells WBZ. "Will people want to go to the cemetery, or will people be upset that somebody who’s a terrorist will be buried next to their Uncle Freddy.”

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May 5, 2013 11:27 AM CDT
do to him what they claim they did to bin laden , feed him to the fishes !
May 5, 2013 4:07 AM CDT
too bad they don't state how much and for how long he suffered. however long, it wasn't enough. it's also a shame his limbs weren't torn off. fitting death.
May 5, 2013 1:40 AM CDT
Feed the remains of that Muslim terrorist to a bunch of pigs! Because no set of 72 Virgins in the Muslim Paradise will want to have anything to do with a Muslim man who had been defiled by pigs!! Maybe, that will have wannabe terrorists think twice before attacking us again!!!