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Monday, August 18, 2014

Men Charged with Abuse of Corpse

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Three Maine men have been charged with abuse of a corpse after they were found digging up the cremated remains of two relatives and moving them to another cemetery within the state.  Police say the men dug up the remains of Richard Lewis and the son who shared his name from a cemetery last fall, subsequently reburying them in the family plot.  The remains were returned to their original resting place. 

See Associated Press, Men ‘Just Thought We Had A Right’ To Move Family Members’ Graves, The Huffington Post, Aug. 15, 2014.

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