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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, November 2, 2012

Women Who Lived With Corpse Pleads Guilty To Related Offenses

Court FightA Michigan woman, Linda Chase, reportedly lived with the corpse of Charles Zigler. His corpse was located within the living room of her house. Following this discovery and indictment of a few related charges, Chase has agreed to plead guilty to two counts of fraud. In exchange, the State has agreed to dismiss the forgery charge against her. These charges came about because Chase cashed several checks that belonged to Zigler in the amount of $28,000. Reportedly, Zigler died from natural causes in 2010. Chase is expected to receive probation, which pleased her defense attorney Jerry Engle. Engle stated that this was best outcome for Chase because it affords her the opportunity to receive treatment for her mental illnesses, which is something that she actually needs. 

See Woman Who lived With Corpse in Chair Pleads Guilty, Fox 28, Oct. 2012. 

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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