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Letter: Remind Boston bomber of his victims

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted. Photo Credit: AP/Jane Flavell Collins

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.

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

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