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  • Boston bombing suspect’s body in limbo

    In the Media - 05/06/2013

    Tsarnaev’s uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, has said his nephew should be buried in Massachusetts, where he lived for the past decade.

    The situation is particularly heated because Tsarnaev is not thought of as sick or mentally ill like some killers, said James Alan Fox, a criminology professor at Northeastern University in Boston.

    People think he’s “evil,” Fox said, and society “doesn’t forgive or forget.”

    Families of people who committed very public crimes often keep a grave site unmarked to prevent desecration as well as have private ceremonies, he said.