Man offers family plot in Connecticut for burial of accused Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Keane's burial plot at Hamden Cemetery. PHOTO: PAUL KEANE
Keane’s burial plot at Hamden Cemetery. PHOTO: PAUL KEANE

A Yale Divinity School graduate currently living in Vermont is offering up his burial plot at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Hamden, Connecticut to the family of accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who has been dead for nearly three weeks. 

“The only condition is that I do it in memory of my mother who taught Sunday School at the Mt. Carmel Congregational Church for forty years and taught me to love thine enemy,” Paul Douglas Keane wrote on his blog, The Anti-Yale. “I own the plot. No one can refuse me access.”

The offer comes amidst controversy over where Tsarnaev, who since his death has become one of the most hated men in America, will be laid to rest.

His body is currently being held at a Worcester funeral home. The home’s owner said he has not been able to find a cemetery willing to accept the alleged terrorist’s body.

Keane’s mother passed away in 1985, according to his blog.

Metro has reached out to Keane for an interview.

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