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Inmates push fund to cover funerals

Money would aid grieving families

Years after they washed blood from his son’s bludgeoned body and laid him to rest, William Haynesworth Sr. is trying to bury images of his child’s brutal death and struggling to put up a headstone in his honor.

Only a blank slab of concrete marks the site where William Haynesworth Jr. is buried, along the well-clipped lawn at Hyde Park’s Fairview Cemetery. The grieving Roxbury father said he often walks in circles, searching for the unmarked grave of the son who was killed 13 years ago this month.

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