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Second autopsy for Boston bomber

The family of alleged Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev has demanded a second "independent" autopsy.

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Images taken from a security camera of suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon during a news conference on April 18, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. They were later identified as Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Tamerlan died in a shoot-out with police, while Dzhokhar is in custody. (Spencer Platt/AFP/Getty Images)

Alleged Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev will undergo a second independent autopsy following a request from his family.

It comes as a funeral home struggles to find a cemetery that will bury the man accused of the Boston marathon terrorist attack, CNN reported.

"A lot of people don't want to do it," said Worcester funeral home owner Peter Stefan.

He told AP dozens of protesters had gathered outside his funeral home, angry that he was handling the service.

"I keep bringing up the point of Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh or Ted Bundy. Somebody had to do those, too," Stefan said. 

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Tsarnaev, 26, is said to have been the mastermind behind the attack. He was killed on April 19 after a police shoot-out that shut down the city of Boston.

He suffered gun shot wounds to the body and head, as well as blunt force trauma to his head, authorites said.

His younger brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured alive and has told investigators the pair had originally planned to commit suicide attacks during the city's Fourth of July celebrations, Fox News reported.

 

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130504/second-autopsy-boston-bomber

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