Monday, December 10, 2012
In 2010, three men were accused of stealing human and canine ashes from a house in Silver Springs Shores and snorting them. On Friday, one of those three men, Jose David Diaz-Marrero, was sentenced to more than eight years in prison.
Diaz-Marrero, 20, is believed to be involved in a string of burglaries in that area between December 2010 and January 2011. He pleaded guilty in June to four burglaries and he seemed remorseful for his actions as he appeared before the judge. Once he is released from prison, Diaz-Marrero will be placed on six years probation.
Waldo Soroa, 21, and Matrix Andaluz, 19, worked with Jose to allegedly take urns containing the remains of Holli Tencza's father and her two beloved Great Danes. The boys also allegedly stole some jewelry, a laptop, a DVD player and a 42-inch flat television. The suspects told the investigators that they thought the urns contained crushed pills and decided to taste and snort the contents.
Andaluz pleaded guilty in June to the burglaries and he was sentenced to nine years in prison and 12 years probation. Soroa's cases are still pending.
See Vishai Persaud, Man Accused of Stealing and Snorting Ashes Gets 8 Years, NewsChief.com, Dec. 9, 2012.
Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.