BOSTON — 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.