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Would You Want These Guys Buried In Your Hometown?

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You’ll remember it took more than two weeks to finally find a cemetery that would accept the body of the older of the two Boston Marathon bombers. He ended up in a grave in a small cemetery in Virginia, but it’s not the first time there was controversy over what to do with the remains of a criminal outcast.

Some people question whether it really happened this way, but we’re told Osama Bin Laden was buried at sea after his home country of Saudi Arabia refused to allow him to be buried there.

As World War II was coming to a close in 1945 the partially burned body of Adolph Hitler was found outside his Nazi headquarters. To prevent his gravesite from becoming a shrine, the Soviets took his body deep into the woods and burned it. His ashes were scattered.

After Oklahoma City bomber Tim McVeigh was sentenced to death, there was some concern he could end up in a military cemetery because he was a veteran. Congress resolved that problem with legislation that prevents any military veteran convicted of a capital crime from being buried in military cemeteries.

The assassin of President William McKinley, Leon Czolgosz, was executed and his body was destroyed with sulfuric acid and lime, then buried in a special section of Auburn prison.

The body of Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President Kennedy, apparently didn’t meet such a gruesome end. His body is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas with a gravestone that simply says “Oswald”. Good luck finding it. Cemetery employees are under strict orders not to tell anyone where it is.

SOURCE: Mental Floss

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