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  1. #1
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    Aug 2005
    Lakeville, New York

    Shoplifting suspect was previously declared dead in KY


    A woman who walked into a Nashville courtroom Wednesday to face shoplifting charges shouldn't have been there, or anywhere, according to official records.

    Sarah Moretti was accused of shoplifting at Dillard's in Rivergate, but as court workers looked into her record, they found out she was also arrested for shoplifting at the Macy's in Green Hills in 2011 and had never been prosecuted.

    And that's where this story gets strange.

    Moretti was set to face that charge in 2011 when something terrible happened: she died. At least, that's what a death certificate said.

    On May 5, 2011, at her grandmother's house in Glasgow, KY, Moretti committed suicide and was cremated four days later, the document states.

    But when Moretti appeared in the Nashville courtroom on Wednesday, the judge was faced with a strange motion.

    "What date do we have in mind on the motion to resurrect?" said Metro General Sessions Judge Casey Moreland.

    Moreland and his staff worked to figure out if the court even had the power to resurrect a person who was previously declared dead on an official document.

    But while court clerks were working, Moretti began to cut herself with a pen clip in the courtroom Wednesday. A court officer noticed her bleeding and she was placed under custody then removed to a hospital for evaluation.

    Moretti is due back in court next week to face the theft charges as well as charges related to her faking her own death.
    "It seems that this is larger than I am. More than I can handle. Yet I know that I am being carried, for I am not strong enough to carry myself. I do not have the answers now but one day I will know and understand and maybe one day I will help to carry another." Joanne Cacciatore~

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    On May 5, 2011, at her grandmother's house in Glasgow, KY, Moretti committed suicide and was cremated four days later, the document states.
    So the question is- who was cremated?

  3. #3
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    Aug 2011
    In the Boonies of Louisiana
    Wow, that is super freaky. Sounds like the grandma must have assisted in this because it happened at her house and she would have likely been the one to identify the body. It's a shame the deceased was cremated but I can certainly see why it was done. I hope they took pics and fingerprints and such so maybe the case can be solved.


    Cyrus C. convicted of 2004 arson in Harvey, La. that killed 4 people, including his 19-month-old daughter, his teenage girlfriend, the girlfriend's mom and GF's young brother (age 11). He was acquitted in 2008 (state charges) in 2008 and found GUILTY (federal charges) in 2013


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