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Norwalk funeral employee sent to jail for stealing burial check

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A Bridgeport [Connecticut] man who formerly worked at a Norwalk funeral home was sentenced to 18 months in jail Wednesday for stealing $9,300 from a life insurance check earmarked for the funeral expenses of a 47-year-old man.
Read about it at CTpost.com.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 09 October 2010 10:02 )
 

Family Suing NYC After Teen’s Brain Found In ME’s Office

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Family Suing NYC After Teen’s Brain Found In ME’s Office

The Shipleys Of Staten Island Forced To Bury Son Twice

NEW YORK (CBS 2) -- Their son died in a horrific car accident, but that was just the beginning of dealing with his heart-wrenching death for his parents.

Next, after he was buried, they found out his brain was on display in the medical examiner’s office.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 October 2010 07:43 ) Read more...
 

Free Speech: Westboro Church Supreme Court Case Tests First Amendment

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On Oct. 6, the US Supreme Court takes up a case examining whether members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., went too far when they staged a protest at a fallen marine's funeral in Maryland. The demonstrators hoisted signs proclaiming: "You Are Going to Hell" and "Thank God for Dead Soldiers."
Last Updated ( Friday, 22 October 2010 19:39 ) Read more...
 

Preneed irresponsibly sold to disabled person

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The flier that arrived in Carol Rognstad's mailbox sounded like a great deal. For only $38 a month, she could prepay for her future cremation.

The 48-year-old, who is mentally disabled, prides herself on doing things on her own. So she called the number listed and set up an appointment.
Last Updated ( Friday, 22 October 2010 19:39 ) Read more...
 

Grave curiosities

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17 Dirty Details on Death
The tradition of playing load, raucous music at an Irish wake originated with the belief that it would ward off evil spirits; the wake also presented an opportunity to watch over the "deceased" to see if they would "awaken."
This is just one of the interesting tidbits collected by iMortuary.com.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 October 2010 07:44 )
 


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