March 3

In his Feb. 28 letter about the death of Sam Sheinbein in Israel [“Death doesn’t make the world better”], Aaron B. Zisser asked, “Do all such criminals deserve to die?”

Yes. A murder as brutal and senseless as the one that Mr. Sheinbein committed in Montgomery County in 1997 startles the very makeup of a civil community. His crime was then compounded by his cowardly flight from U.S. justice. He made his bed. Now he lies in it — six feet deep.

Michael Carter, Chevy Chase