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.

 

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