State Reimburses Worcester, Mass. 47K for Funeral Home Security

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    Body of bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was kept at Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Home for 5 days (Published Thursday, Feb 20, 2014)

    BOSTON (AP) - The state Senate has allotted $47,000 to reimburse the city of Worcester for securing a funeral home that held one of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers.

    The body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev was kept at Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Home for five days in May, while Tsarnaev's relatives looked for a burial site. In the meantime, police dealt with a crowd of media and protesters, some of whom held vigils.

    At the time, Worcester Police Chief Gary Gemme said the details were costing $10,000 per day.

    Tsarnaev was eventually buried in Virginia.

    The Telegram & Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/124As2f) that Sen. Michael Moore, a Millibury Democrat, filed an amendment to a supplemental spending bill to cover Worcester's costs.

    Legislators must still agree on a final bill.

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