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Several Stores Won't Sell Rolling Stone With Boston Bombing Cover

Rolling Stone is accused of giving bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the rock star treatment.



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    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of Rolling Stone

    You will not find the edition of "Rolling Stone" magazine with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's face on the cover at CVS stores, the company said on Wednesday. It is one of several companies that do not plan to sell the issue of the magazine.

    CVS is based in Rhode Island, around an hour away from where the bombing happened, and  the company operates several stores in and around Boston.

    "CVS/pharmacy has decided not to sell the current issue of Rolling Stone featuring a cover photo of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect. As a company with deep roots in New England and a strong presence in Boston, we believe this is the right decision out of respect for the victims of the attack and their loved ones," CVS posted on its Facebook page.

    Three people were killed in the bombings and 265 people were injured in the bombings.

    The magazine posted the cover of the Aug. 3 issue on its Facebook page yesterday and it says their report will explain "how a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam and became a monster."

    The annoucement of the issue has sparked outrage on social media, with many accusing Rolling Stone of giving Tsarnaev the rock star treatment.

    Cumberland Farms, which is based in Framingham, Massachusetts, also will not sell the magazine, they said via Twitter. 


    Walgreens also Tweeted that it will not sell the issue.

    The issue comes out less than four months after the bombings.

    Last week, Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to 30 counts associated with the bombing.

    He is accused of working with his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev (who was killed during a shootout with police), to set off a pair of bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 260 others.