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Ala. Man Loses Fight to Bury Wife in Front Yard

City forces her body to be exhumed

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STEVENSON, Ala. — The body of an Alabama woman has been removed from a front yard grave after a lengthy court fight.

One of Patsy Davis' daughters burst into tears as the vault containing her body came out of the ground Friday morning.

James Davis says that before she died, he promised to bury his wife at their log cabin home in Stevenson in northeast Alabama. However, the city sued and he eventually lost his legal battle to keep her remains there.

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  1. In other news, the remains of two dogs, one cat, and a septic tank were also uncovered.

    The on-site police shot the remains of the dogs several times, and cited the property owners for unlawful disposal of hazardous waste.

    The septic was dumped in the front yard. The family was given a citation for having a non-functional sewage system and told they would have to vacate the home until such time as it was functional again.

    The next day, the property was condemned for having a non-functinal sewage system. The county sold the property to Ed Hastings, the wealthy, well connected friend of the mayor of Stevenson.

    The cabin was torn down to make way for a lucrative highway off-ramp, expected to bring tourism and wealth to the community. The contract to build the off-ramp was given to Ed Hastings, the wealthy, well connected friend of the mayor of Stevenson.

    The surrounding plots of land, nearest the proposed highway, have been taken by the city using immenent domain, for use on a new shopping center. The land has been gifted to Ed Hastings, the wealthy, well connected friend of the mayor of Stevenson.

    This? This is politics in action. It starts with something like the city digging up the body of your wife. It never ends. It’s corruption and cronyism all the way down.

    FYTW

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