Dear Sister Helen Prejean you are wrong about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Dear Sister Helen Prejean,

You are wrong about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.  He is not “genuinely sorry” about the bombing at the Boston Marathon.  He is not sorry about killing and maiming people.

With all due respect Sister, you saw in him what he wanted you to see.  He used his boyish looks to manipulate you.  I understand that our faith teaches us to see Christ in others, and you must have looked hard into that young man’s eyes in search of Our Lord.

I know that I have never met Tsarnaev, but I can tell you right now, you were looking in the eyes of Satan.

When I posted the article about your testimony in Tsarnaev’s trial, these were some of the comments I received:

I know you wanted to save that young man from the death penalty.  To be honest, he’ll probably live another thirty years before the appeals run out and he is actually executed (if he ever is).

I struggle with this Sister, I do.  As a pro-life Catholic woman, I struggle with the death penalty.  Even in the most heinous crimes, such as the Boston bombing, I struggle with whether justice is best served by executing those who commit these unthinkable crimes.

I admire you and your work and I know that God will guide you in continuing it.

Dear Sister Helen Prejean, you are wrong about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.  He’s not sorry now and he never will be.


Pam Spano

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