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Book Planned On Burial Of Marathon Bombing Suspect

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BOSTON (AP) - A Massachusetts funeral director who was sharply criticized after he agreed to handle funeral arrangements for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is writing a book about his experience.
    
Peter Stefan - the director of a Worcester funeral home - says he received thousands of angry phone calls and threats from people who called his decision "un-American."
    
Stefan took responsibility for Tsarnaev's remains after a funeral home in North Attleborough was picketed. Stefan's funeral home was also picketed, and it then took days to find a cemetery willing to bury him. Tsarnaev was finally buried in a Muslim cemetery in Virginia.
    
Stefan said he has been working on the book for a few months and is negotiating with a publisher.
    
Tsarnaev's brother, Dzhokhar, is currently awaiting trial in the 2013 bombing.

 

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