10-19-2007, 11:46 AM #1Registered User
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Snubbed woman allegedly steals ex's ashes
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- A woman accused of digging up her ex-boyfriend's grave and stealing his ashes pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony vandalism, prosecutors said.
Martha LaFollete, 48, lived with Roger Barber for five years until his death last November, said Athens County sheriff's Lt. Darrell Cogar. Police speculate she may have stolen Barber's ashes because she wasn't invited to his funeral.
The grave was dug up in June, but the theft wasn't discovered until about two weeks later, authorities said. Police found Barber's ashes several weeks ago at a home belonging to one of LaFollete's relatives, Athens County prosecutor David Warren said.
"I have a category of crimes that I like to refer to as 'aggravated stupid,"' Warren said. "I have been doing this for almost 30 years now and I have never had anyone steal someone's ashes."
10-19-2007, 12:53 PM #2
I bet we could add to this guys list of aggravated stupid crimes.
Just when you think you have heard it all, something else