letters | the matter of a body

Tsarnaev’s remains must go in order for us to heal

The accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev should NOT be buried in Massachusetts. We owe him nothing further. He was not even a US citizen. We have already given him and his family welfare payments, an education, opportunities, and he appears to have repaid us by coldly killing and maiming innocent people. He does not deserve 1 square inch of our soil.

We need now to heal, and putting his body in Massachusetts would only keep the wounds festering. We need him out of here forever. Now we need to concentrate on the One Fund, on helping those who were injured and the families of those who were killed.

I would gladly donate toward getting his body on a ship back to Russia, where his parents can deal with his remains.

Helen Claire Sievers