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Mass. Senate Approves $47K For Marathon Bomber Funeral Home Security

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Police stand guard outside the Worcester funeral home that handled Tsarnaev arrangements. (Credit: WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe)

Police stand guard outside the Worcester funeral home that handled Tsarnaev arrangements. (Credit: WBZ NewsRadio’s Kim Tunnicliffe)

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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 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.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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