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February 20th, 2002 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Many people are pretty upset to find out the bodies of their loved ones were being stacked up like cord-wood instead of being cremated. Like this gentleman quote in this AP newsrelease:

“Until something’s done to the guy that did all this and something’s done to make sure it doesn’t happen to anyone else, there will never be any peace for me,” said Tom Shaw, who drove from St. Joseph, Mo., to this rural town 20 miles south of Chattanooga, Tenn., after his mother’s body was found.

“He’s lucky I was so far away when I first found out, because I was hot,” Shaw said at a candlelight vigil Tuesday night at a Baptist church in Chickamauga.

Tom Shaw, who drove from St. Joseph, Mo., to this rural town near Chattanooga, Tenn., after his mother’s body was found, said Marsh “deserves to be put to death and then thrown out in a barn.”

Outrage! Indignity! The bond of a son for his deceased mother writ large!

Though, personally, I find his fury to be a bit over the top, especially in light of this fact:

Shaw, a long-haul trucker who has only intermittent contact with his family, said he didn’t even know his mother, Norma Hutton, had died on Dec. 31 before he heard television reports that her body had been found stacked in a shed at the crematory.

He may not have cared for her in life, but he’ll see to it that the man who neglected her in death gets what’s comin’. I hope I’m lucky enough to have such a loving son.

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