Plot in Conn. Cemetery Offered to Bombing Suspect's Family

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

By Stephanie O'Connell
|  Monday, May 6, 2013  |  Updated 11:19 PM PDT
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Plot in Conn. Cemetery Offered to Bombing Suspect's Family

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

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

Paul Keane, the owner of the plot, writes 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 told the New Haven Register that his family owns four plots in the Central Burying Grounds on Whitney Ave.

Keane's parents were laid to rest in two of the plots, while the other two remain empty. Keane told the New Haven Register that  he doesn't care what "a pariah Tsarnaev is, everybody deserves a burial."

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

Muslim faith requires that bodies be buried as soon as possible after death. Tsarnaev was killed more than two weeks ago after a shoot-out with Boston Police days after the marathon bombings.

Keane's entire blog post is at http://theantiyale.blogspot.com/2013/05/offer-to-tsarnaev-family.html

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