I understand.

Amid the grief that still envelops this community we have been forced to wrestle with the disturbing question of where the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who plotted the deaths of our friends and neighbors, will be buried.

Frankly we’d prefer that he join Osama bin Laden in a watery grave. But given that unlikely outcome the best alternative is to see his remains returned to Russia, where he was born, where his parents have chosen to return to live, and where he was a citizen at the time of his death.

Gov. Deval Patrick yesterday said, “This isn’t a state or federal issue, it’s the family’s issue.” And technically he’s right.

via Editorial: Ship terrorist ‘home’.