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Plot in Hamden Cemetery Offered to Boston Bombing Suspect's Family

The owner of the plot says that he was taught to "love thine enemy."


    A Yale Divinity School graduate is offering a plot for the dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect.

    A plot in a Hamden cemetery has been offered to the family of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

    A funeral director in Worcester, Massachusetts has been searching for a cemetery that would bury the older Tsarnaev brother, who was killed more that two weeks ago in a shootout with police.

    Paul Keane, the owner of the plot, wrote in his blog "The Anti Yale" that he would like to "donate a burial plot next to my mother in Mt. Carmel Burying Ground to the Tsarnaev family if they cannot obtain a plot. The only condition is that I do it in memory of my mother who taught Sunday School at the Mt. Carmel Congregational Church for twenty years and taught me to 'love thine enemy'."

    Keane, a Yale Divinity School graduate, told the New Haven Register that his family owns four plots in the Central Burying Grounds on Whitney Avenue.

    Keane's parents were laid to rest in two of the plots, while the other two remain empty.

    Keane told the Register that  he doesn't care what "a pariah Tsarnaev is, everybody deserves a burial."

    Mt. Carmel Cemetery Association President Frank Esposito told the Register that if someone owns a plot, the cemetery has no say in who can be buried there.

    Family members of deceased buried at the cemetery said they are upset and plan to gather at Mt. Carmel Cemetery and hold a protest at 3:30 p.m.

    Muslim faith requires that bodies be buried as soon as possible after death.