Considering the four people Dzhokhar Tsarnaev murdered, the 16 arms and legs his bombs blew off his other victims' bodies, and the hundreds he maimed and scarred for life, death -- especially when quick and painless -- would be too good for him ["Two years on, America and Boston stand strong," Editorial, April 9]. But so would life in prison, where he would still be able to enjoy the pleasures of food, books, TV, weightlifting, visitors, etc.

The only justice would be the biblical "eye for an eye," but Tsarnaev doesn't have 16 limbs, or four lives, of his own to give up -- and we're too decent, humane and civilized for that.

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If I were his prison warden, I would make sure to cover every inch of his prison cell's walls, floor and ceiling with multiple, enlarged copies of the photo showing 8-year-old second-grade victim Martin Richard holding his own, now ironic "No more hurting people" poster.

Richard Siegelman, Plainview