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Harvard grad who torched 9/11 memorial says he was too drunk to remember fire, lawyers call him liar

A Harvard Law School grad insists he was too drunk to remember - so he was reminded in court that he spent two hours torching a sacred 9/11 chapel.

Prosecutors seeking a stiff prison term for Brian Schroeder revealed that the Ivy League lush took his time building a sick bonfire in the Manhattan chapel out of photos and mementos of those killed in the 2001 terrorist attack.

"For two hours the defendant meticulously added every photograph, letter and memento to his fire," Assistant District Attorney Lucy Lang said at a Manhattan Supreme Court hearing Thursday on a possible plea deal for Schroeder.

"What he left behind was a symbol of disrespect and dishonor for the dead," Lang said.

Schroeder, 27, turned himself in a day after the Oct. 31 blaze at the makeshift memorial on E. 30th St. and the FDR Drive - where remains of unidentified 9/11 victims are held.

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Added: Oct-8-2010 Occurred On: Oct-7-2010
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