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Worcester Funeral Home Handling Bombing Suspect’s Funeral Arrangements

(AP Photo/The Lowell Sun, Julia Malakie)

(AP Photo/The Lowell Sun, Julia Malakie)

BOSTON (AP) — Funeral arrangements for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed in a shootout with police are being handled by a funeral home that has experience with Muslim services.

Peter Stefan, owner of Graham Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Parlors in Worcester confirmed Friday he is handling funeral arrangements for Tamerlan Tsarnaev but he could not confirm whether he has possession of the body.

Stefan says everybody deserves a dignified burial service no matter the circumstances of their death and he is prepared for protests. He says arrangements have yet to be worked out.

Several protesters showed up outside a North Attleborough funeral home Thursday night where Tsarnaev’s body was taken following its release by the state medical examiner.

Timothy Nay of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home in North Attleborough says he is no longer in possession of the body.