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Mayor doesn’t want bomb suspect buried in Boston

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One Fund Boston administrator Kenneth R. Feinberg leads a town hall meeting held to discuss how victims of the Boston Marathon bombing will be compensated, Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Angela Rowlings, Pool)

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BOSTON (AP) — An aide to Boston Mayor Thomas Menino says the mayor does not want marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev buried in Boston and calls the decision “a family issue.”

The aide said Tuesday Menino believes the body should be sent back to Russia, where his parents live. Menino believes it wouldn’t be appropriate for the burial to be in Boston.

The 26-year-old, a resident of Cambridge, was killed in a police shootout days after the April 15 bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260. His brother remains imprisoned on charges in the case.

Worcester funeral home director Peter Stefan says more than 100 people in the U.S. and Canada have offered burial plots for the body, but officials in those cities and towns have said no.

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