Burying Tamerlan: Bostonians Say Not In Our Backyard
NPR - 05/07/2013
We are going to turn now to the Boston area, where the question of what to do with the body of bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is causing an uproar. Protestors have gathered outside the funeral home where his body is being kept. Cemeteries in the area say they will not allow him to be buried on their grounds. We wondered what precedents, if any, might guide decisions in this sensitive area.
We’ve unfortunately had the experience of other mass murderers and we wondered what happened in those cases. So we’ve reached out to James Fox. He’s a professor of criminology at Northeastern University and a columnist for the Boston Globe. Professor Fox, welcome.