VA Sheriff: Tsarnaev Burial Legal

    CORRECTS BYLINE T0 LUIS ALVAREZ - Flowers are placed on one of two newly dug graves at the Doswell, Va. cemetery where Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is buried, Friday, May 10, 2013. Ruslan Tsarni, the uncle of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, said his nephew was buried in the cemetery north of Richmond.  Tsarnaev was killed April 19 in a getaway attempt after a gun battle with police. His younger brother, Dzhokhar, was captured later and remains in custody. It is unknown which grave contains Tsarnaev's remains. (AP Photo/Luis Alvarez)

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    The burial of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev appears to be legal, said the sheriff of Virginia’s Caroline County on Saturday. Tsarnaev was buried in rural Caroline County after spending weeks at a Worcester, Massachusetts, funeral parlor because no one would accept his body. The sheriff, Tony Lippa, said his county could not afford round-the-clock stakeouts such as the one they had to provide Friday night. A Virginian, Martha Mullen, intervened and found an Islamic Center that would bury Tsarnaev. Mullen told the Associated Press on Saturday that she has no regrets over her decision to help out, despite being “reviled and maligned.”

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