Friday, June 5, 2015

Remains of the Dead in Ohio

Sorry for digging it up:

"Remains of man convicted of killing wife now buried with her" Associated Press  June 04, 2015

ELYRIA, Ohio — The remains of a man who beat his wife to death and spent 12 years in prison for her slaying have been buried inches from her, a decision the woman’s daughter calls horrifying.

The Chronicle-Telegram reported that the cremated remains of Marvin Dallas were buried this year over the grave of his wife, Mary Dallas, as outlined in his will.

Crystal Denn, Mary Dallas’s daughter from a previous marriage, noticed a patch of overturned earth at her mother’s grave a few months ago.

Denn checked with Brookdale Cemetery and was appalled to learn Marvin Dallas was now resting with her mother.

Elyria law director Scott Serazin said it’s typical for husbands and wives to be buried together, but he and the funeral home didn’t know Marvin Dallas was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in his wife’s beating death.

Mary Dallas died Feb. 7, 1993, at a domestic violence shelter she fled to after being beaten by Marvin Dallas.


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